What is it about?
The physicochemical properties of cyclopentyl methyl ether (low toxicity, high boiling and low melting points, hydrophobicity, relatively low latent heat of vaporization, and chemical stability towards a wide range of conditions, easy drying and recovery) make it a good solvent for a vast array of reactions, spanning from the different fields of catalysis to organometallic chemistry and biphasic reactions.
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Why is it important?
Solvents represent one of the major contributions to the environmental impact of fine-chemical synthesis. Therefore, the use of environmentally friendly solvents in widely employed reactions is a challenge of vast real interest in contemporary organic chemistry.
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This page is a summary of: Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether: An Elective Ecofriendly Ethereal Solvent in Classical and Modern Organic Chemistry, ChemSusChem, November 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201801768.
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Heterogeneous Acidic Catalysts for the Tetrahydropyranylation of Alcohols and Phenols in Green Ethereal Solvents Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 1655–1659
Application of heterogeneous catalysis and green solvents to the synthesis and further conversion of tetrahydropyranyl ethers, a topic of wide application in multistep synthetic organic chemistry
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