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Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents

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Abstract

Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) is a bio-based molecule, derived in two simple steps from cellulose, which demonstrates significant promise as a dipolar aprotic solvent. The dipolarity of dihydrolevoglucosenone is similar to NMP, DMF and sulpholane. Dihydrolevoglucosenone demonstrates similar performance to NMP in a fluorination reaction and the Menschutkin reaction.

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Submitted
29 May 2014
Accepted
01 Jul 2014
First published
01 Jul 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9650-9652
Article type
Communication
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Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents

J. Sherwood, M. De bruyn, A. Constantinou, L. Moity, C. R. McElroy, T. J. Farmer, T. Duncan, W. Raverty, A. J. Hunt and J. H. Clark, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9650
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04133J

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