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Use of glycerol, waste glycerol from biodiesel production and other protic solvents in bioactive alpha, beta-unsaturated ketones synthesis

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Torrezan, Guilherme Silva [1] ; Polaquini, Carlos Roberto [1] ; Lima, Marcelo Freitas [1] ; Regasini, Luis Octavio [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Inst Biosci Humanities & Exact Sci Ibilce, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Glycerol is the main co -product from biodiesel production and has been recognized as a sustainable solvent. Herein, we used glycerol and waste glycerol in synthesis of two bioactive ?, ?-unsaturated ketones ( E,E )-1,5- diphenylpenta-2,4-dien-1-one ( 1 ) and ( E,E )-2,6-dibenzylidenecyclohexanone ( 2 ), using aldol mono- and di - condensation reactions, respectively. Crude yield values were calculated from product mass after precipitation and drying. Purity was measured by High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Photodiode Array (HPLC- PAD) using analytical curves and reference compounds. Glycerol and waste glycerol were able to furnish 1 and 2 in higher crude yields and HPLC-PAD purities values than other protic solvents (ethanol, methanol, PEG -400 and water). In order to investigate reasons of glycerol efficiency when compared to water efficiency, we performed computational calculations using Density Functional Theory (DFT). Theoretical predictions confirmed the E1cB mechanism, as well as favourable energy barrier using glycerol in comparison to water, corroborating their sustainable properties. In addition, waste glycerol from corn and sunflower oil transesterifications were used in the synthesis of 1 and 2 for four recycles, displaying good crude yields and HPLC-purities. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/15083-2 - Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Isobavachalcone (IBC) and Analogs as Potential Agents against Tuberculosis
Grantee:Luis Octávio Regasini
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/53989-4 - Acquisition of a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer for studies of biomolecules
Grantee:Raghuvir Krishnaswamy Arni
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 14/50926-0 - INCT 2014: biodiversity and natural products
Grantee:Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/18330-0 - Synthesis and biological evaluation of curcumin-cinnamaldehyde hybrids as bacterial cell division inhibitors
Grantee:Luis Octávio Regasini
Support type: Regular Research Grants