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Electrochemical synthesis of a novel compound, 5-acetyl-2,9-decanedione, and theoretical analysis of its lithium ion complex

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Reported is the electrosynthesis of a novel liquid compound, 5-acetyl-2,9-decanedione (TK) [n35d = 1.4524 and Tm < −70 °C, Tb > 200 °C], the molecule has unique hierarchic “Y” structure with three carbonyl groups anchored at the end of each arm. The TK is formed though the electrochemical reformation of bio-derived levulinic acid in MeOH/H2O system. The possible mechanism of formation of the TK via a side reaction of Kolbe electrolysis has been proposed. Theoretical analysis of the TK coordination with lithium ions, forming bidentate Li+ (TK)Li-O1O2, or Li+ (TK)Li-O2O3, or tridentate Li+ (TK)Li-O1O2O3 complexes has been conducted. The results suggest that one TK can possess two Li+ ions, thus, it might be a competitive solvent for lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical synthesis of a novel compound, 5-acetyl-2,9-decanedione, and theoretical analysis of its lithium ion complex

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Submitted
30 Jun 2012
Accepted
23 Aug 2012
First published
24 Aug 2012

RSC Adv., 2012,2, 9998-10006
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Electrochemical synthesis of a novel compound, 5-acetyl-2,9-decanedione, and theoretical analysis of its lithium ion complex

I. Cabasso, M. Li and Y. Yuan, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 9998
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21328A

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