Dr. Angeles Pulido, Borja Oliver-Tomas, Dr. Michael Renz, Dr. Mercedes Boronat and Prof. Avelino Corma Ketonic Decarboxylation Reaction Mechanism: A Combined Experimental and DFT Study ChemSusChem 6
This way or that? Monoclinic zirconia has great potential as a catalyst for ketonic decarboxylation of carboxylic acids (see picture). A combined experimental and DFT study shows a route involving a β-keto acid intermediate as the kinetically preferred reaction pathway.
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