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

Posted by
Marcelo D. Preite
on 12 09 2019

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.

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