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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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The article was received on 15 May 2013, accepted on 11 Jul 2013 and first published on 29 Jul 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40905H
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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