Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylation of Malic Acid into Dimethyl Malonate in Methanol with Dioxygen

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  • Junxia Liu,

    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Zhongtian Du,

    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Yanliang Yang,

    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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  • Tianliang Lu,

    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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  • Dr. Fang Lu,

    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
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  • Prof. Dr. Jie Xu

    Corresponding author
    1. Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
    • Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84379245
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Abstract

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If you′ve got it, use it: Malic acid is converted into dimethyl malonate by a direct, one-pot process. The process is cyanide- and halide-free. Phosphovanadomolybdates serve as bifunctional catalysts, effecting the oxidative decarboxylation and esterification in a consecutive manner. Oxidative C[BOND]C bond cleavage first forms hemiacetals. The results serve as example for the production of valuable chemicals by fully utilizing the oxygen atoms and basic structure inherent to biomass products.

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