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Microwave-assisted conversion of D-glucose into lactic acid under solvent-free conditions

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Abstract

The microwave-assisted alkaline degradation of D-glucose with alumina supported potassium hydroxide towards its conversion into lactic acid is reported. An experimental design approach was used to optimize the variables involved in this transformation. The reaction succeeded in yielding 75C-% of lactic acid starting from D-glucose using 1.5 equiv of KOH at 180 °C. The optimal conditions were applied to D-fructose, D-mannose and D-sucrose.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted conversion of d-glucose into lactic acid under solvent-free conditions

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The article was received on 28 Oct 2009, accepted on 26 Nov 2009 and first published on 29 Jan 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B922286C
Green Chem., 2010,12, 502-506

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    Microwave-assisted conversion of D-glucose into lactic acid under solvent-free conditions

    G. Epane, J. C. Laguerre, A. Wadouachi and D. Marek, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 502
    DOI: 10.1039/B922286C

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