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Beyond ketonization: selective conversion of carboxylic acids to olefins over balanced Lewis acid–base pairs

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Abstract

We report the direct conversion of mixed carboxylic acids to C=3–C=6 olefins with up to 60 mol% carbon yield through cascade (cross) ketonization, (cross) aldolization and self-deoxygenation reactions. Co-feeding hydrogen provides an additional ketone hydrogenation/dehydration pathway to a wider range of olefins.

Graphical abstract: Beyond ketonization: selective conversion of carboxylic acids to olefins over balanced Lewis acid–base pairs

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2015, accepted on 09 Feb 2016 and first published on 10 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10528E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4975-4978
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    Beyond ketonization: selective conversion of carboxylic acids to olefins over balanced Lewis acid–base pairs

    R. A. L. Baylon, J. Sun, K. J. Martin, P. Venkitasubramanian and Y. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4975
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10528E

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