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Antoine Dupé, Dr. Mathieu Achard, Dr. Cédric Fischmeister and Dr. Christian Bruneau Methyl Ricinoleate as Platform Chemical for Simultaneous Production of Fine Chemicals and Polymer Precursors ChemSusChem 5

Article first published online: 25 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200320

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The derivatization of methyl ricinoleate followed by ring-closing metathesis (RCM) or sequential RCM/hydrogenation and RCM/cross-metathesis lead to a variety of biosourced compounds of interest for fine chemistry and polymer synthesis. 3,6-Dihydropyran, and α,β-unsaturated lactone derivatives have been prepared with concomitant production of polymer precursors. Tetrahydropyran and lactone derivatives as well as valuable monomers in particular polyamide precursors have also been prepared.

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