Green Trimellitic Anhydride and Hemimellitic Anhydride from Malic Acid

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2022-09-26
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Ananin, Aleksei
Bradley, William
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Kraus, George
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A direct synthesis of trimellitic anhydride (TMA) and hemimellitic anhydride (HMA) has been reported in which all the carbons of TMA and HMA are derived from malic acid. Acetoxy succinic anhydride represents a convenient in situ equivalent of maleic anhydride.
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This is a pre-print of the article Kraus, George, Aleksei Ananin, and William Bradley. "Green Trimellitic Anhydride and Hemimellitic Anhydride from Malic Acid." Available at SSRN. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4229553. Copyright 2022 The Authors. Posted with permission.
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