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Dual-catalytic decarbonylation of fatty acid methyl esters to form olefins

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Abstract

The homogeneous dehydrative decarbonylation of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) to form olefins is reported. In order to facilitate cleavage of the unactivated acyl C–O bond of the alkyl ester, a one pot dual-catalytic directing group strategy was developed through optimization of the individual transesterification and decarbonylation reaction steps.

Graphical abstract: Dual-catalytic decarbonylation of fatty acid methyl esters to form olefins

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The article was received on 11 May 2018, accepted on 15 Jun 2018 and first published on 25 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03823F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 7669-7672
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    Dual-catalytic decarbonylation of fatty acid methyl esters to form olefins

    M. E. Fieser, S. D. Schimler, L. A. Mitchell, E. G. Wilborn, A. John, L. T. Hogan, B. Benson, A. M. LaPointe and W. B. Tolman, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7669
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03823F

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