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Design of a heterogeneous catalytic process for the continuous and direct synthesis of lactide from lactic acid

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Abstract

We present a continuous one-step reaction pathway for optically pure lactide under atmospheric conditions based on a novel SnO2–SiO2 nanocomposite catalyst. The new heterogeneous catalytic system gave a record high lactide yield of 94% with almost 100% enantioselectivity and long-term stability (>2500 h) from L-lactic acid.

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The article was received on 29 Aug 2016, accepted on 23 Sep 2016 and first published on 23 Sep 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02405J
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 5978-5983
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    Design of a heterogeneous catalytic process for the continuous and direct synthesis of lactide from lactic acid

    P. P. Upare, J. W. Yoon, D. W. Hwang, U. Lee, Y. K. Hwang, D. Hong, J. C. Kim, J. H. Lee, S. K. Kwak, H. Shin, H. Kim and J. Chang, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 5978
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02405J

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