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Biobased synthesis of acrylonitrile from glutamic acid

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Abstract

Glutamic acid was transformed into acrylonitrile in a two step procedure involving an oxidative decarboxylation in water to 3-cyanopropanoic acid followed by a decarbonylation-elimination reaction using a palladium catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Biobased synthesis of acrylonitrile from glutamic acid

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2010, accepted on 25 Jan 2011 and first published on 14 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00805B
Green Chem., 2011,13, 807-809

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    Biobased synthesis of acrylonitrile from glutamic acid

    J. Le Nôtre, E. L. Scott, M. C. R. Franssen and J. P. M. Sanders, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 807
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00805B

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