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Cardanol-Based Materials as Natural Precursors for Olefin Metathesis
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Arnesano Street, Lecce 73100, Italy
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Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 8 July 2011 / Accepted: 12 July 2011 / Published: 11 August 2011
Abstract: Cardanol is a renewable, low cost natural material, widely available as a by-product of the cashew industry. It is a mixture of 3-n-pentadecylphenol, 3-(pentadeca-8-enyl)phenol, 3-(pentadeca-8,11-dienyl)phenol and 3-(pentadeca-8,11,14-trienyl)phenol. Olefin metathesis (OM) reaction on cardanol is an important class of reactions that allows for the synthesis of new olefins that are sometime impossible to prepare via other methods. The application of this natural and renewable material to both academic and industrial research will be discussed.
Keywords: Grubbs catalysts; metathesis; pentadecylphenol; cardanol; porphyrins; metallo-porphyrins; fullerenes; fulleropyrrolidines
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Vasapollo, G.; Mele, G.; Del Sole, R. Cardanol-Based Materials as Natural Precursors for Olefin Metathesis. Molecules 2011, 16, 6871-6882.
Vasapollo G, Mele G, Del Sole R. Cardanol-Based Materials as Natural Precursors for Olefin Metathesis. Molecules. 2011; 16(8):6871-6882.
Vasapollo, Giuseppe; Mele, Giuseppe; Del Sole, Roberta. 2011. "Cardanol-Based Materials as Natural Precursors for Olefin Metathesis." Molecules 16, no. 8: 6871-6882.