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The selective conversion of D-limonene to p,alpha-dimethylstyrene

Sanchez-Vazquez, SA; Sheppard, TD; Evans, JRG; Hailes, HC; (2014) The selective conversion of D-limonene to p,alpha-dimethylstyrene. RSC ADVANCES , 4 (106) 61652 - 61655. 10.1039/c4ra11558a. Green open access

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Abstract

Reaction conditions to facilitate the conversion of D-limonene selectively to p,α-dimethylstyrene (DMS) are described, in order to subsequently produce polymeric materials from biomass sourced from food waste. Limonene was dehydrogenated with several palladium catalysts and different solvents and bases, with copper chloride as oxidant at temperatures of 70–120 °C. Reaction conditions were identified using Pd(OAc)2 for the selective formation of only DMS from limonene in 2–5 hours, enabling the facile separation of DMS from unreacted starting material by vacuum distillation.

Type: Article
Title: The selective conversion of D-limonene to p,alpha-dimethylstyrene
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1039/c4ra11558a
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra11558a
Additional information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1457996
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