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Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents

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Abstract

Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) is a bio-based molecule, derived in two simple steps from cellulose, which demonstrates significant promise as a dipolar aprotic solvent. The dipolarity of dihydrolevoglucosenone is similar to NMP, DMF and sulpholane. Dihydrolevoglucosenone demonstrates similar performance to NMP in a fluorination reaction and the Menschutkin reaction.

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The article was received on 29 May 2014, accepted on 01 Jul 2014 and first published on 01 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04133J
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9650-9652
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    Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents

    J. Sherwood, M. De bruyn, A. Constantinou, L. Moity, C. R. McElroy, T. J. Farmer, T. Duncan, W. Raverty, A. J. Hunt and J. H. Clark, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9650
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04133J

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