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.
|Title||Effect of copper salts on hydrothermal oxidative decarboxylation: A study of phenylacetic acid|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Chemical Communications (London)|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|