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Towards resource efficient chemistry: tandem reactions with renewables

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Abstract

In an economically expanding world new sustainable concepts have to be developed in order to overcome growing problems of resource availability. Merging different “Green principles” is a promising concept in this respect, e.g. the combination of tandem reactions and renewables. This review summarizes the trends in this field and demonstrates advantages and future demands. Four reactions, namely metathesis, hydroformylation, defunctionalisation and isomerisation, have been identified for transforming renewables in tandem reactions. Every reaction yields a reactive intermediate or secures a tailored selectivity in order to use the natural molecular structure of renewables.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2013, accepted on 29 Nov 2013 and first published on 29 Nov 2013


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41960F
Green Chem., 2014,16, 982-1006

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    Towards resource efficient chemistry: tandem reactions with renewables

    A. Behr, A. J. Vorholt, K. A. Ostrowski and T. Seidensticker, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 982
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41960F

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