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Jojoba oil olefin metathesis: a valuable source for bio-renewable materials

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Abstract

Jojoba oil is a diene composed of two monounsaturated hydrocarbon chains linked by an ester moiety. Ruthenium catalysed cross-metathesis (CM) reactions of the oil produced ADMET oligomers and hydrocarbon by-products under various conditions. Both the polyester oligomers and the hydrocarbon distillates were analysed by several analytical techniques. The oligomers were also hydrolysed under basic conditions to assess their potential degradability. In addition, oligomerisation of the starting material by a thiol–ene ‘click’ reaction was also probed. A high atom economy is expected for this catalytic process given that all products obtained may be used either as sources for bio-fuel (hydrocarbons), or as potential renewable and degradable materials (polyester chains).

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2014, accepted on 30 Jul 2014 and first published on 31 Jul 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01182A
Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 4728-4733
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    Jojoba oil olefin metathesis: a valuable source for bio-renewable materials

    D. Butilkov and N. G. Lemcoff, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4728
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01182A

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