Diels–Alder reactions of myrcene using intensified continuous-flow reactors

    Christian H. Hornung, Miguel Á. Álvarez-Diéguez, Thomas M. Kohl and John Tsanaktsidis

    • CSIRO Manufacturing, Bag 10, Clayton South, Victoria 3169, Australia

    This work describes the Diels–Alder reaction of the naturally occurring substituted butadiene, myrcene, with a range of different naturally occurring and synthetic dienophiles. The synthesis of the Diels–Alder adduct from myrcene and acrylic acid, containing surfactant properties, was scaled-up in a plate-type continuous-flow reactor with a volume of 105 mL to a throughput of 2.79 kg of the final product per day. This continuous-flow approach provides a facile alternative scale-up route to conventional batch processing, and it helps to intensify the synthesis protocol by applying higher reaction temperatures and shorter reaction times.

    Read the publication that featured this abstract

    Get in touch

    For more information on flow chemistry systems and services please use the contact methods below.

    Call us on +44 (0)1284 728659 or Email us

    Request a quote