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Solvents from Biorenewable Sources: Ionic Liquids Based on Fructose

Scott T. Handy*, Maurice Okello and Gary Dickenson

*Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132, Email:

S. T. Handy, M. Okello, G. Dickenson, Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 2513-2515.

DOI: 10.1021/ol034778b


Novel room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) have been prepared from fructose which are comparable to conventional imidazole-based RTILs. A system for Heck reactions was developed. Recycling of RTIL/catalyst was possible without significant loss of activity.

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Key Words

Ionic Liquids, biorenewable, green chemistry, Heck Reaction

ID: J54-Y2003-010