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Issue 33, 2007
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Towards ‘bio-based’ Nylon: conversion of γ-valerolactone to methyl pentenoate under catalytic distillation conditions

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Abstract

Methyl pentenoate, a promising Nylon intermediate, is produced in >95% yield via the transesterification of γ-valerolactone, a bio-based intermediate, under catalytic distillation conditions.

Graphical abstract: Towards ‘bio-based’ Nylon: conversion of γ-valerolactone to methyl pentenoate under catalytic distillation conditions

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2007, accepted on 30 May 2007 and first published on 15 Jun 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B705782B
Chem. Commun., 2007, 3488-3490

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    Towards ‘bio-based’ Nylon: conversion of γ-valerolactone to methyl pentenoate under catalytic distillation conditions

    J. Lange, J. Z. Vestering and R. J. Haan, Chem. Commun., 2007, 3488
    DOI: 10.1039/B705782B

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