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Extraction and isolation of shikimic acid from Ginkgo biloba leaves utilizing an ionic liquid that dissolves cellulose

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Abstract

Shikimic acid, the starting material in the commercial synthesis of oseltamivir phosphate (TamifluĀ®), was efficiently extracted and isolated from Ginkgo biloba leaves utilizing the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([bmim]Cl), which dissolves cellulose.

Graphical abstract: Extraction and isolation of shikimic acid from Ginkgo biloba leaves utilizing an ionic liquid that dissolves cellulose

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2011, accepted on 01 Aug 2011 and first published on 25 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13306C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10560-10562
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    Extraction and isolation of shikimic acid from Ginkgo biloba leaves utilizing an ionic liquid that dissolves cellulose

    T. Usuki, N. Yasuda, M. Yoshizawa-Fujita and M. Rikukawa, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10560
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13306C

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