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Reactions of Terpenes Catalyzed by Heteropoly Compounds: Valorization of Biorenewables

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  • Prof. Elena V. Gusevskaya

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    1. Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 31-34095700
    • Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), Fax: (+55) 31-34095700===

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Abstract

Heteropoly compounds (HPCs) have already proved their high potential for the clean synthesis of commercially valuable chemicals. However, the use of HPCs for the transformations of terpenic substrates became a research topic only about 20 years ago. Terpenes, natural products available from essential oils, are an important biomass-based feedstock for the pharmaceutical, flavor, and fragrance industries.

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