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Catalytic Oxidation Processes for the Upgrading of Terpenes: State-of-the-Art and Future Trends

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Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, CNRS, ISCR-UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
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Equipe de Chimie de Coordination et de Catalyse, Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences Semlalia, Université Cadi Ayyad, BP 2390 Marrakech, Morocco
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Catalysts 2019, 9(11), 893; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9110893
Received: 10 October 2019 / Revised: 23 October 2019 / Accepted: 23 October 2019 / Published: 27 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry)
Terpenic olefins constitute a relevant platform of renewable molecules, which could be used as key intermediates for the perfumery, flavoring, and pharmaceutical industries. The upgrading of these cheap and available agro-resources through catalytic oxidation processes remains of great interest, leading to the formation of either epoxides via the oxidation of the olefinic bond or α,β-unsaturated ketones by the Csp3-H functionalization at the α-position of the double bond. This critical review summarizes some of the most relevant homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts designed for the oxidation of some abundant terpenic olefins in the last decade (2008–2018). View Full-Text
Keywords: terpenes; catalysts; epoxidation; allylic oxidation; sustainable chemistry terpenes; catalysts; epoxidation; allylic oxidation; sustainable chemistry
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Denicourt-Nowicki, A.; Rauchdi, M.; Ait Ali, M.; Roucoux, A. Catalytic Oxidation Processes for the Upgrading of Terpenes: State-of-the-Art and Future Trends. Catalysts 2019, 9, 893.

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