These authors contributed equally to this work.
Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylation of Malic Acid into Dimethyl Malonate in Methanol with Dioxygen
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 11, pages 2151–2154, November 2012
How to Cite
Liu, J., Du, Z., Yang, Y., Lu, T., Lu, F. and Xu, J. (2012), Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylation of Malic Acid into Dimethyl Malonate in Methanol with Dioxygen. ChemSusChem, 5: 2151–2154. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201200489
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUL 2012
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 21203180, 21233008
- malic acid;
- malonic ester;
- sustainable chemistry
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 CC 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.