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Title: Methods for synthesis of olefins and derivatives

The invention provides a method of producing acrylic acid. The method includes contacting fumaric acid with a sufficient amount of ethylene in the presence of a cross-metathesis transformation catalyst to produce about two moles of acrylic acid per mole of fumaric acid. Also provided is an acrylate ester. The method includes contacting fumarate diester with a sufficient amount of ethylene in the presence of a cross-metathesis transformation catalyst to produce about two moles of acrylate ester per mole of fumarate diester. An integrated process for process for producing acrylic acid or acrylate ester is provided which couples bioproduction of fumaric acid with metathesis transformation. An acrylic acid and an acrylate ester production also is provided.
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OSTI Identifier:
Genomatica, Inc. (San Diego, CA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
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Contract Number:
FG02-06ER84536; FG02-07ER84865
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 May 03
Research Org:
Genomatica, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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