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Deoxygenation of triglycerides by silylation under exceptionally mild conditions
- Gale, Cody B., Brook, Michael A.
- Green chemistry 2018 v.20 no.16 pp. 3717-3721
- alkanes, green chemistry, moieties, silylation, triacylglycerols
- The reduction or decarbonylation of triglycerides to form valuable olefins and alkanes normally requires extremely vigorous conditions. The direct deoxygenation of triglycerides under ambient conditions using hydrosiloxanes in the presence of B(C₆F₅)₃ occurs in high yield and without either reduction or migration of the alkene functional groups.