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Catalytic etherification of hydroxyl compounds to methyl ethers with 1,2-dimethoxyethane

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Abstract

1,2-Dimethoxyethane is explored for the first time as etherification agent for the acid-catalyzed synthesis of methyl ethers from biomass-derived hydroxyl compounds. H3PW12O40 catalyst can provide the formation of isosorbide methyl ethers with 80% GC yield from isosorbide. The acid catalyst type and acid amount are of critical importance in improving etherification reactivities of hydroxyl groups with 1,2-dimethoxyethane.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic etherification of hydroxyl compounds to methyl ethers with 1,2-dimethoxyethane

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Submitted
07 Dec 2014
Accepted
27 Feb 2015
First published
27 Feb 2015

RSC Adv., 2015,5, 24139-24143
Article type
Communication
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Catalytic etherification of hydroxyl compounds to methyl ethers with 1,2-dimethoxyethane

P. Che, F. Lu, X. Si and J. Xu, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 24139
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA15919E

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