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Substituted 3-hydroxy-delta-lactones from epoxides

United States Patent

September 10, 2013
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Catalysts and methods for the carbonylation of epoxides to substituted and .beta.-lactones are disclosed.
Coates; Geoffrey W. (Lansing, NY), Kramer; John W. (Mt. Pleasant, MI)
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
12/ 592,280
November 20, 2009
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (CHE-0243605) and the Department of Energy (DE-FG02-05ER15687) and by the National Institutes of Health through a Chemical/Biology Interface (CBI) Training Grant.