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: shandymtsu.edu
S. T. Handy, M. Okello, G. Dickenson, Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 2513-2515.
DOI: 10.1021/ol034778b (free supporting information)
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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