Diozonide of jojoba wax as intermediate for synthesis

Jacob Zabicky, Moshe Mhasalkar

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Jojoba wax reacts with ozone yielding diozonide, which is a viable synthetic intermediate. The diozonide of jojoba wax is a white solid of low titre which decomposes violently around 110-120 C. We have studied several synthetic methods based on the diozonide, such as the preparation of dialdehyde; the corresponding dicarboxylic acid, and derivatives of the latter, such as metal soaps, esters and polyesters. Many additional paths may start from the diozonide intermediate and its derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1550
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oil & Fat Industries
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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