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Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering


ISSN (Print): 2405-5204
ISSN (Online): 2405-5212

Research Article

Green Procedure for One-Pot Synthesis of Azelaic Acid Derivatives Using Metal Catalysis

Author(s): ">Amelita Grazia Laurenza, ">Michele Casiello, ">Marco Anzivino, ">Daniela Caputo, ">Lucia Catucci, Maria Michela Dell'Anna, Caterina Fusco, ">Vito Rizzi, ">Vincenzo Pantone, ">Lucia D’Accolti* and ">Angelo Nacci

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2018

Page: [185 - 191] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/2405520411666181102162637

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Background & Objective: A green one-pot synthesis of oleic acid (1) derivatives is promoted by Rare Earth Metal (REM) triflates and commercial Molybdenum dioxo dichloride (MoCl2O2) in the presence hydrogen peroxide as a green oxidant.

Results: The protocol permits to govern the oxidation selectivity by simply choosing the proper combination of Mo and Sc catalysts.

Conclusion: Methyl oleate epoxide 2a and azelaic acid 6 thus obtained are valuable industrial intermediates for synthesizing bio-compostable plastics, plasticizers of PVC, lubricating oils, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals (bactericides, anti-inflammatories, etc.).

Keywords: Removable resource, rare earth, molybdenum complex, sustainability, azelaic acid, green chemistry.

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