Exploiting Chitin as a Source of Biologically Fixed Nitrogen: Formation and Full Characterization of Small-Molecule Hetero- And Carbocyclic Pyrolysis Products

Maryam Nikahd, Jiri Mikusek, Li Juan Yu, Michelle L. Coote, Martin G. Banwell, Chenxi Ma, Michael G. Gardiner

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Abstract

Pyrolysis of variously pretreated or untreated samples of chitin (1) and certain congeners at 150-350 °C afforded a range of platform molecules, as exemplified by compounds 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. All of these products have been fully characterized, including by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Pathways for the formation of them are proposed and theoretical studies of certain aspects of these described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4583-4593
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume85
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chitin
  • Nitrogen
  • mall-Molecule Hetero
  • Carbocyclic Pyrolysis

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