O-Tu-Fre-3 Mechanistic Insights into Ring-Opening and Decarboxylation of 2-Pyrones in Liquid Water and Tetrahydrofuran Solvents

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 10:20 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Mei Chia1, Mohammad Ali Haider2, George Kraus3, Matthew Neurock2 and James A. Dumesic1, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, (2)University of Virginia, USA, (3)Iowa State University, USA.
In this work, we establish reactivity trends for 2-pyrones, an important class of molecules for the production of biorenewable chemicals, based upon key structural features, including the position of the C=C bond, and degree of substitution and type of functional group at the C4 and C6 positions of the ring.

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