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Stability in organic solvents and identity of relevant degradation products

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No issues of instability/degradation of the substance

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The substance is very soluble in EtOH and in diethylether; soluble in chloroform (David, R.L., 2004).  The substance has been identified as a platform chemical for various interesting derivatives. The applications and its derivatives have been reviewed extensively and a number of interesting chemical reactions of the substance was provided. Functional group transformations involving the carboxylic-, carbonyl- and methyl-group as well as typical oxidation and reduction reactions was reported in different conditions (i.e. solvent, temperature) without issues of instability/degradation of starting material before the desired reaction (Bozell, J. J. et al. 2000).

David R.L., CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, CRC Press, 88th Ed. 3-408 – 3-409 (2004)

Bozell J.J., Moens L., Elliott D.C., Wang, Y., Neuenscwander, G.G. b, Fitzpatrick, S.W.c, Bilski R.J.,Jarnefeld J.L. Production of levulinic acid and use as a platform chemical for derived products. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 28 (2000) 227–239