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Ionic-Liquid-Catalyzed Efficient Transformation of γ-Valerolactone to Methyl 3-Pentenoate under Mild Conditions

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  • Fan-Xin Zeng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100039 (PR China)
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  • Hai-Feng Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100039 (PR China)
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  • Dr. Li Deng,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
    • Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
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  • Prof. Dr. Bing Liao,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
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  • Hao Pang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 2085232917
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  • Prof. Qing-Xiang Guo

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
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Abstract

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Green nylons! Acidic ionic-liquid catalysis for the transformation of γ-valerolactone into methyl 3-pentenoate (M3P) is shown to be performed efficiently under mild conditions. M3P is obtained selectively from a reaction at 170 °C for 3.5 h in the presence of an acidic ionic liquid that has a low vapor pressure, high thermal stability, and excellent catalytic performance. A possible reaction pathway for this conversion is also presented.

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