Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Walter S. Trahanovsky

Second Advisor

Klaus Schmidt-Rohr

Third Advisor

Yan Zhao

Abstract

Levoglucosenone (1) is produced in ca. 12% yield from cellulose. The preparation is carried out under reduced pressure and in the presence of soybean oil and 2.5% phosphoric acid based on the cellulose mass. Various factors are investigated to determine the effect they have on the yield of 1 from cellulose, and the optimized procedure is given. Levoglucosenone (1) can be made on the gram scale using this process, and the vacuum distillation of the compound results in a purity of greater than 90%. This procedure is the most convenient way to make levoglucosenone on the bench top given to date.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16564

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Joseph Allan Marshall

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453149

OCLC Number

237049103

ISBN

9780549542193

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

37 pages

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