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Beyond ketonization: selective conversion of carboxylic acids to olefins over balanced Lewis acid–base pairs

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Abstract

We report the direct conversion of mixed carboxylic acids to C=3–C=6 olefins with up to 60 mol% carbon yield through cascade (cross) ketonization, (cross) aldolization and self-deoxygenation reactions. Co-feeding hydrogen provides an additional ketone hydrogenation/dehydration pathway to a wider range of olefins.

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Submitted
23 Dec 2015
Accepted
09 Feb 2016
First published
10 Feb 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4975-4978
Article type
Communication

Beyond ketonization: selective conversion of carboxylic acids to olefins over balanced Lewis acid–base pairs

R. A. L. Baylon, J. Sun, K. J. Martin, P. Venkitasubramanian and Y. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4975
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10528E

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