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Synthesis of β-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone from biorenewable itaconic acid

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Abstract

An efficient, high-yielding route to β-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone (βMMBL)—a monomer for the production of high-performance engineering bioplastics—from biorenewable and inexpensive itaconic acid has been developed. The monomer prepared by this new route is of high purity as isolated without purification, as evidenced by NMR as well as small and large-scale polymerization tests.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of β-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone from biorenewable itaconic acid

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The article was received on 31 Dec 2013, accepted on 29 Jan 2014 and first published on 05 Mar 2014


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3QO00089C
Org. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 230-234

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    Synthesis of β-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone from biorenewable itaconic acid

    R. R. Gowda and E. Y.-X. Chen, Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 230
    DOI: 10.1039/C3QO00089C

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