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Cross Metathesis Approach to C11-C13 Fatty-Chain Amino Esters From Oleic Acid Derivatives

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A concise method of producing nylon 11, 12, or 13 precursors from oleic acid or an ester of oleic acid is described. The method involves cross-metathesis reactions as the key C--C bond formation step. Subsequent steps are provided to convert the metathesis product to the corresponding nylon precursors. Also provided are the products of the method.
Yamamoto, Kana (Toledo, OH), Viamajala, Sridhar (Toledo, OH), Varanasi, Sasidhar (Toledo, OH), Nguyen, Kim (Toledo, OH), Abel, Godwin (Toledo, OH), Mudiyanselage, Ajith Yapa (Toledo, OH)
The University of Toledo (Toledo OH)
15/ 320,802
June 22, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant Number CHE-1230609 awarded by the National Science Foundation and Grant Number DE-EE0005993 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.