Selective hydration of dihydromyrcene in ionic liquids

P.N. Davey, M.J. Earle, J.T. Hamill, Suhas Katdare, David Rooney, Kenneth Seddon

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Acid catalysed direct hydration of dihydromyrcene to dihydromyrcenol proceeds selectively in ionic liquid media. By making use of the tuneable physicochemical properties of ionic liquids, and depending upon the process requirement, either biphasic or triphasic systems can be developed. The selectivity to dihydromyrcenol remains extremely high over a wide range of reaction conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-631
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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