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Large-ring lactones from plant oils

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Large-ring lactones and lactams were prepared utilising the full fatty acid chain of common plant oils as a source of the macrocycle. Ring closure via acyloin condensation does not require large volumes of solvents for dilution. Nonadecalactone (NDL) and tricosalactone (TCL) can be converted to novel polyesters by ring opening.

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15 May 2013
11 Jul 2013
First published
29 Jul 2013

Green Chem., 2013,15, 2361-2364
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Large-ring lactones from plant oils

T. Witt and S. Mecking, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 2361
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40905H

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