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Maximising opportunities in supercritical chemistry: the continuous conversion of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone in CO2

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Abstract

Phase behaviour is manipulated during the hydrogenation of aqueous levulinic acid in supercritical CO2 to separate almost pure γ-valerolactone from water and unreacted acid with reduced energy requirements compared to conventional processing.

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Submitted
11 Jun 2007
Accepted
05 Oct 2007
First published
16 Oct 2007

Chem. Commun., 2007, 4632-4634
Article type
Communication

Maximising opportunities in supercritical chemistry: the continuous conversion of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone in CO2

R. A. Bourne, J. G. Stevens, J. Ke and M. Poliakoff, Chem. Commun., 2007, 4632
DOI: 10.1039/B708754C

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