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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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Submitted
23 Jun 2008
Accepted
07 Oct 2008
First published
04 Nov 2008

Green Chem., 2009,11, 13-26
Article type
Critical Review

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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