Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents

Sherwood, J., De bruyn, M., Constantinou, A. , Moity, L., McElroy, C. R., Farmer, T. J., Duncan, T., Raverty, W., Hunt, A. J. and Clark, J. H. (2014) Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) as a bio-based alternative for dipolar aprotic solvents. Chemical Communications, 50 (68). pp. 9650-9652. ISSN 1359-7345

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc04133j

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Dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) is a bio-based molecule, derived in two simple steps from cellulose, which demonstrates significant promise as a dipolar aprotic solvent. The dipolarity of dihydrolevoglucosenone is similar to NMP, DMF and sulpholane. Dihydrolevoglucosenone demonstrates similar performance to NMP in a fluorination reaction and the Menschutkin reaction.

Keywords:cellulose, fused heterocyclic rings, solvent, cyclohexanone, dihydrolevoglucosenone, dimethyl sulfoxide, chemical structure, chemistry, halogenation, air pollution, article, biomass, chemical reaction kinetics, controlled study, dipole, fluorination, hydrogen bond, hydrogenation, Models, Molecular, Solvents, unclassified drug, analogs and derivatives, Bicyclo Compounds, Heterocyclic
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
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