Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(11), 5020-5030; doi:10.3390/ijms10115020
Article

C18:1 Methyl Ester Metathesis in [bmim][X] Type Ionic Liquids

email and * email
Received: 11 September 2009; in revised form: 1 October 2009 / Accepted: 30 October 2009 / Published: 18 November 2009
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract: The efficacyof [bmim][X] ionic liquids (ILs) (X = PF6, BF4 and NTf2) as reaction media for methyl oleate metathesis was compared with that of conventional organic solvents (PhCl, PhMe, DCM and DCE) using the well-defined first and second generation Grubbs precatalysts, RuCl2(PCy3)(L)(=CHPh) (L = PCy3 or H2IMes). Best catalytic performance, with excellent selectivity (>98%) at moderate reaction temperatures, was achieved in [bmim][X] ILs compared to conventional solvents. The effects of anion, reaction temperature, solvent polarity, solvent viscosity, and ligand-anion interaction on the reaction are also addressed.
Keywords: metathesis; methyl oleate; [bmim][X]; RuCl2(PCy3)(L)(=CHPh)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [192 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014 02:46 CEST]

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Thomas, P.A.; Marvey, B.B. C18:1 Methyl Ester Metathesis in [bmim][X] Type Ionic Liquids. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 5020-5030.

AMA Style

Thomas PA, Marvey BB. C18:1 Methyl Ester Metathesis in [bmim][X] Type Ionic Liquids. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(11):5020-5030.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Thomas, Priya A.; Marvey, Bassie B. 2009. "C18:1 Methyl Ester Metathesis in [bmim][X] Type Ionic Liquids." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 11: 5020-5030.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert