University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 60-64.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201506011

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Exploration on Green Chemical Synthesis of α-Biphenyldicarboxylate

Lei BIAN,Ling GUAN,Xuan-Feng XU,Yang GAO,Qi-Han ZHANG*()   

  • Published:2016-05-23
  • Contact: Qi-Han ZHANG


Green synthesis of α-biphenyldicarboxylate(α-DDB) is an exploratory experiment for secondyear undergraduates. The α-DDB is synthesized by using gallic acid as the starting material. Two safe and low toxic reagents, dimethyl carbonate(DMC) and 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin(DBDMH) were used to replace extremely toxic dimethyl sulfate(DMS) and strongly corrosive and toxic bromine, respectively. The feasibilty of green chemical synthesis of α-DDB has been explored and realized in laboratory teaching.

Key words: α-DDB, DMC, DBDMH, Green chemistry