Author Topic: Microwave Eugenol Demethylation?  (Read 571 times)

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Rhodium

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Microwave Eugenol Demethylation?
« on: November 12, 2002, 11:17:00 PM »
Here is a novel method for cleaving methoxy groups from aromatic compounds, using methanesulfonic acid and a microwave oven. The reaction time is approximately one minute.

https://www.thevespiary.org/rhodium/Rhodium/pdf/ether.cleavage.msoh.mw.pdf


ClearLight

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very nice...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2002, 04:15:00 PM »

 Very promising... the unknown polar compound that shows up and increases on extended nuking.. would have to be dealt with. Interesting that it has highest conversion at 35 Watts!


thx!


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