Catalytic Synthesis of a New Series of Alkyl Uronates and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical Properties
AbstractLarge quantities (>3 g) of a new series of alkyl uronates were synthesized in two steps from commercial methyl hexopyranosides. Firstly, several tens of grams of free methyl α-d-glucopyranoside were selectively and quantitatively oxidized into corresponding sodium uronate using 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy free radical (TEMPO)-catalyzed oxidation. Hydrophobic chains of different length were then introduced by acid-mediated esterification with fatty alcohols (ethyl to lauryl alcohol) leading to the desired alkyl glucuronates with moderate to good yields (49%–72%). The methodology was successfully applied to methyl α-d-mannopyranoside and methyl β-d-galactopyranoside. Physicochemical properties, such as critical micelle concentration (CMC), equilibrium surface tension at CMC (γcmc), solubility, and Krafft temperature were measured, and the effect of structural modifications on surface active properties and micelle formation was discussed. View Full-Text
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Lu, H.; Drelich, A.; Omri, M.; Pezron, I.; Wadouachi, A.; Pourceau, G. Catalytic Synthesis of a New Series of Alkyl Uronates and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical Properties. Molecules 2016, 21, 1301.
Lu H, Drelich A, Omri M, Pezron I, Wadouachi A, Pourceau G. Catalytic Synthesis of a New Series of Alkyl Uronates and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical Properties. Molecules. 2016; 21(10):1301.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lu, Huiling; Drelich, Audrey; Omri, Mehdi; Pezron, Isabelle; Wadouachi, Anne; Pourceau, Gwladys. 2016. "Catalytic Synthesis of a New Series of Alkyl Uronates and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical Properties." Molecules 21, no. 10: 1301.
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