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Exploiting Chitin as a Source of Biologically Fixed Nitrogen: Formation and Full Characterization of Small-Molecule Hetero- and Carbocyclic Pyrolysis Products

Nikahd, Maryam; Mikusek, Jiri; Yu, Li-Juan; Coote, Michelle; Banwell, Martin; Ma, Chenxi; Gardiner, Michael


Pyrolysis of variously pretreated or untreated samples of chitin (1) and certain congeners at 150-350 °C afforded a range of platform molecules, as exemplified by compounds 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. All of these products have been fully characterized, including by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Pathways for the formation of them are proposed and theoretical studies of certain aspects of these described.

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Date published: 2020-04-03
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of organic chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b03438
Access Rights: Open Access


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