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Metal catalysed alkylation of carbonyl compounds with formaldehyde
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis,
Formaldehyde is a chemical used widely in the manufacture of building materials. A remarkable example is represented by the Lucite two-step Alpha technology for the large scale production of methyl methacrylate (MMA), the ...
New strategies for the rhodium-catalysed aqueous-biphasic hydroformylation of medium chain alkenes
(University of St Andrews, 2009-11-30) - Thesis,
Aqueous-biphasic organometallic catalysis is, as illustrated by the industrial hydroformylation of propene and butene, one of the most promising ways to overcome the intrinsic problem of catalyst separation in organometallic ...
Towards new catalytic systems for the formation of methyl methacrylate from methyl propanoate
(University of St Andrews, 2011-11-30) - Thesis,
The two stage Lucite Alpha Process for the industrial manufacturing of methyl methacrylate (MMA) represents one of the most efficient technologies currently available for the large scale production of this important chemical ...
Conversion of renewable feedstocks into polymer precursors and pharmaceutical drugs
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - Thesis,
Fossils fuels are highly demanded in everyday life domestically or industrially. Fossil fuels are finite resources and they are rapidly depleting, as such alternative renewable feedstocks are sought to replace fossil fuels. ...