Accepted manuscript: Lipids as solvents

Accepted Manuscript: Lipids as solvents

Congratulations to Ashot, Kathrin and Annette for their newly accepted manuscript, titled “Lipids as versatile solvents for chemical synthesis”.

Abstract:
Development of safe, renewable, cheap and versatile solvents is a longstanding challenge in chemistry. We show here that vegetable oils and related systems can become prominent solvents for organic synthesis. Suzuki-Miyaura, Hiyama, Stille, Sonogashira and Heck cross-couplings proceed with quantitative yields in a range of vegetable oils, fish oil, butter and waxes used as solvents. Appropriate methodologies for high-throughput screening and sustainable isolation techniques applicable for vegetable oils and related lipids are presented.

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