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Title: Electrochemical dicarboxylation of conjugated fatty acids as an efficient valorization of carbon dioxide
Authors: Matthessen, Roman
Fransaer, Jan
Binnemans, Koen
De Vos, Dirk E. # ×
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: RSC Publishing
Series Title: RSC Advances vol:3 issue:14 pages:4634-4642
Abstract: Carbon dioxide was electrochemically incorporated in internal conjugated dienes and the process was optimized to achieve satisfactory yields (.70%) even for less reactive substrates. Reactions were performed galvanostatically in an undivided cell at room temperature with a magnesium or aluminium sacrificial anode. Using an optimized electrosynthetic method for the dicarboxylation of 1,3-cyclohexadiene (optimal electrode material, CO2 pressure, amount of charge), the effect of molecular configuration and alkyl substitution on the reactivity of conjugated double bonds towards carboxylation was studied. Use of a bubble reactor at atmospheric pressure instead of a higher pressure reactor, and lowering of the current
density made it possible to effectively perform the double carboxylation of internal conjugated double bonds in open chains. Conjugated linoleic acid methyl esters were used in this reaction for the first time and by searching for the optimal reaction conditions (solvent, supporting electrolyte, reactant concentration, amount of charge, current density) yields approaching 80% of the corresponding fatty triacid product could be obtained, at current efficiencies over 50%.
ISSN: 2046-2069
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Design and Synthesis
Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
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