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Ester pyrolysis in organic chemistry is a vacuum pyrolysis reaction converting esters containing a β-hydrogen atom into the corresponding carboxylic acid and the alkene. The reaction is an Ei elimination.
Examples are the synthesis of acrylic acid from ethyl acrylate at 590°C , the synthesis of 1,4-pentadiene from 1,5-pentanediol diacetate at 575°C  or the construction of a cyclobutene framework at 700°C 
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