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Catalytic decarbonylation of biomass-derived carboxylic acids as efficient route to commodity monomers

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The palladium-catalyzed decarbonylation of bio-derived carboxylic acids to alkyl acrylates, styrene, and acrylonitrile is reported. The olefins were isolated by continuous distillation in yields up to 87% by heating a neat, equimolar mixture of pivalic anhydride with the appropriate carboxylic acid to 190 °C in the presence of a Pd-phosphine catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic decarbonylation of biomass-derived carboxylic acids as efficient route to commodity monomers

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The article was received on 06 Sep 2011, accepted on 18 Nov 2011 and first published on 05 Jan 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2GC16115J
Citation: Green Chem., 2012,14, 490-494
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    Catalytic decarbonylation of biomass-derived carboxylic acids as efficient route to commodity monomers

    M. O. Miranda, A. Pietrangelo, M. A. Hillmyer and W. B. Tolman, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 490
    DOI: 10.1039/C2GC16115J

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