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Effect of copper salts on hydrothermal oxidative decarboxylation: A study of phenylacetic acid

February 6, 2020

Decarboxylation of carboxylic acids is favored under hydrothermal conditions, and can be influenced by dissolved metals. Here, we use phenylacetic acid as a model compound to study its hydrothermal decarboxylation in the presence of copper(II) salts but no O2. Our results showed a strong oxidizing role of copper in facilitating oxidative decarboxylation.

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Publication Year
Title Effect of copper salts on hydrothermal oxidative decarboxylation: A study of phenylacetic acid
DOI 10.1039/C9CC09825A
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Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Chemical Communications (London)
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Index ID 70208482
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
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