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

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by Marcelo D. Preite, Francisco J. Castillo, Claudia M. Urbina, Rodrigo E. Faundez, Juan M. Manriquez, Ivonne A. Chavez (The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

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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