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”.

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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