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Erratum published on 26 May 2017, see Molecules 2017, 22(6), 877.

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Molecules 2017, 22(4), 640;

Expeditious Synthesis of Dianionic-Headed 4-Sulfoalkanoic Acid Surfactants

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Engineering Laboratory of Chemical Resources Utilization in South Xinjiang of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, College of Life Sciences, Tarim University, Alar, Xinjiang 843300, China
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Academic Editor: Wim Dehaen
Received: 22 March 2017 / Revised: 11 April 2017 / Accepted: 12 April 2017 / Published: 16 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Chemistry)
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4-Sulfoalkanoic acids are a class of important dianionic-headed surfactants. Various 4-sulfoalkanoic acids with straight C8, C10, C12, C14, C16, and C18 chains were synthesized expeditiously through the radical addition of methyl 2-((ethoxycarbonothioyl)thio)acetate to linear terminal olefins and subsequent oxidation with peroxyformic acid. This is a useful and convenient strategy for the synthesis of dianionic-headed surfactants with a carboxylic acid and sulfonic acid functionalities in the head group region. View Full-Text
Keywords: alkanoic acid; double head; oxidation; radical reaction; surfactant; xanthate alkanoic acid; double head; oxidation; radical reaction; surfactant; xanthate

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Jiang, J.; Xu, J. Expeditious Synthesis of Dianionic-Headed 4-Sulfoalkanoic Acid Surfactants. Molecules 2017, 22, 640.

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