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beta-Propiolactone is converted to methyl acrylate using phosphoric acid and copper powder and methanol. This process is no longer used industrially.The reaction is an internal elimination resulting in ring opening followed by esterification.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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