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Methods for the synthesis of deuterated acrylate salts

United States Patent

8,829,238
September 9, 2014
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A method for synthesizing a deuterated acrylate of the Formula (1), the method comprising: (i) deuterating a propiolate compound of Formula (2) to a methyne-deuterated propiolate compound of Formula (3) in the presence of a base and D.sub.2O: and (ii) reductively deuterating the methyne-deuterated propiolate compound of Formula (3) in a reaction solvent in the presence of deuterium gas and a palladium-containing catalyst to afford the deuterated acrylate of the Formula (1). The resulting deuterated acrylate compounds, derivatives thereof, and polymers derived therefrom are also described.
Yang; Jun (Oak Ridge, TN), Bonnesen; Peter V. (Knoxville, TN), Hong; Kunlun (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 611,927
20130079554
September 12, 2012
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.