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Practical and scalable preparation of 2-methyleneglutaronitrile via an efficient and highly selective head-to-tail dimerization of acrylonitrile catalysed by low-loading of tricyclohexylphosphine

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Abstract

By carefully evaluating the effect of solvent, ligand, temperature, and time, the commercially available tricyclohexylphosphine was found to be a particularly effective catalyst for head-to-tail dimerization of acrylonitrile, providing an efficient, scalable, and highly selective method for preparation of the useful 2-methyleneglutaronitrile with a low catalyst loading.

Graphical abstract: Practical and scalable preparation of 2-methyleneglutaronitrile via an efficient and highly selective head-to-tail dimerization of acrylonitrile catalysed by low-loading of tricyclohexylphosphine

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2014, accepted on 11 Apr 2014 and first published on 11 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA02810D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 19122-19126
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    Practical and scalable preparation of 2-methyleneglutaronitrile via an efficient and highly selective head-to-tail dimerization of acrylonitrile catalysed by low-loading of tricyclohexylphosphine

    L. Yu, J. Wang, X. Zhang, H. Cao, G. Wang, K. Ding, Q. Xu and M. Lautens, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 19122
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA02810D

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