Catalytic Deoxydehydration of Glycols with Alcohol Reductants

Authors

  • Camille Boucher-Jacobs,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 101 Stephenson Pkwy. Norman, OK 73019 (USA)
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  • Dr. Kenneth M. Nicholas

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 101 Stephenson Pkwy. Norman, OK 73019 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 101 Stephenson Pkwy. Norman, OK 73019 (USA)
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Abstract

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Top shelf dehydration: Ammonium perrhenate catalysts combined with benzylic alcohol reductants are used for the efficient deoxydehydration of glycols to olefins. The olefin and aldehyde products can be easily separated and isolated. It is also demonstrated that the catalyst can be recovered and reused because of its low solubility in aromatic solvents.

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