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Molbank 2016, 2016(3), M905;

1,3-Butanediol Dibenzoate

Department of Chemistry and Life Science, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, 1866 Kameino, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0880, Japan
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Academic Editor: Norbert Haider
Received: 16 July 2016 / Revised: 5 August 2016 / Accepted: 12 August 2016 / Published: 17 August 2016
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Environmentally friendly and straightforward methods for creating biofuels are required to promote biofuel use. Therefore, we present here a convenient and environmentally friendly direct self-aldol reaction of acetaldehyde in 100 mM borate buffer (pH 10) affording the dimer of 3-hydroxybutanal with a good yield. The product can be easily converted into 1,3-butanediol and its benzoate; therefore, our results will have a positive impact in the field of biochemical production from ethanol. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-aldol reaction; acetaldehyde; environment-friendly reaction; biorefinery; bioethanol self-aldol reaction; acetaldehyde; environment-friendly reaction; biorefinery; bioethanol

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Hakamata, W.; Goto, K.; Ishiwata, S.; Ouki, R.; Sakai, R.; Iizuka, A.; Yano, S.; Hirano, T.; Nishio, T. 1,3-Butanediol Dibenzoate. Molbank 2016, 2016, M905.

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