O-Tu-BRA-16 Aldol Condensation of 2,5-hexanedione as a Tunable Platform Molecule for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Products

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 5:00 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Eric Sacia and Alexis T. Bell, University of California Berkeley, USA.
Using 2,5-hexanedione as a biofuel platform molecule, we have elucidated a reaction scheme towards generation of both gasoline, via intra-molecular aldol condensation, and diesel, via crossed-aldol condensation with furfural.  The effect of the heterogeneous/homogeneous base and the role of reaction conditions on the tunability of these selective reactions are discussed.

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