Silica Promoted Diels-Alder Reactions in Carbon Dioxide from Gaseous to Supercritical Conditions

Amorphous fumed silica (SiO2) was shown to increase yields and selectivities of several Diels-Alder reactions in gaseous and supercritical CO2. Pressure effects on the Diels-Alder reaction were explored using methyl vinyl ketone and penta-1,3-diene at 80 C. The selectivity of the reaction was not af...

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Journal Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry Vol. 103; no. 15; pp. 2878 - 2887
Authors: J.W. Tester, R.L. Danheiser, A.S. Renslo, Randy Weinstein
Format: Article
Published: 04/15/1999
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