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Conversion of Levulinate into Succinate through Catalytic Oxidative Carbon[BOND]Carbon Bond Cleavage 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)
    2. University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (PR China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • 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)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • 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)
    2. University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jie Xu

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    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)
    • Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China)

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Abstract

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Grand Cleft Oxo: Levulinate, available from biomass, is oxidized into succinate through manganese(III)-catalyzed selective cleavage of C[BOND]C bonds with molecular oxygen. In addition to levulinate, a wide range of aliphatic methyl ketones also undergo oxidative C[BOND]C bond cleavage at the carbonyl group. This procedure offers a route to valuable dicarboxylic acids from biomass resources by nonfermentive approaches.

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