Economical and Simple Preparation of Oleyl Bromide from Commercially Available Olive Oil

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Marcelo D. Preite
Francisco J. Castillo
Claudia M. Urbina
Rodrigo E. Faúndez
Juan M. Manriquez
Ivonne A. Chávez

Abstract

The objective of this work was to get access to a cheap and easy to scale source of oleyl bromide. Starting from commercial olive oil, and using economical reagents and conditions, the conversion was achieved in 5 steps (saponification, distillation, esterification, reduction and bromination), with a good overall yield (30%), providing a good quality final product, which showed a purity of at least 95%, by NMR.

Keywords:
Bromination, economical, feedstock, oleic acid, olive oil

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D. Preite, M., J. Castillo, F., M. Urbina, C., E. Faúndez, R., M. Manriquez, J., & A. Chávez, I. (2017). Economical and Simple Preparation of Oleyl Bromide from Commercially Available Olive Oil. Chemical Science International Journal, 20(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/CSJI/2017/36289
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