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Succinic acid from renewable resources as a C4 building-block chemical—a review of the catalytic possibilities in aqueous media

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Abstract

Aqueous hydrogenation of bio-based succinic acid has been reported for the production of value added chemicals, e.g. 1,4-butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, γ-butyrolactone, 2-pyrrolidone or N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. A variety of heterogeneous metallic catalysts, active under quite severe conditions have previously been studied, whereas research into organometallic complexes is thus far limited to solvent reactions or to aqueous reactions producing succinic acid.

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The article was received on 23 Jun 2008, accepted on 07 Oct 2008 and first published on 04 Nov 2008


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B810684C
Citation: Green Chem., 2009,11, 13-26
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    Succinic acid from renewable resources as a C4 building-block chemical—a review of the catalytic possibilities in aqueous media

    C. Delhomme, D. Weuster-Botz and F. E. Kühn, Green Chem., 2009, 11, 13
    DOI: 10.1039/B810684C

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