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Catalytic upgrading of levulinic acid to 5-nonanone

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Abstract

Aqueous solutions of levulinic acid can be catalytically processed, through the intermediate formation of γ-valerolactone (GVL), to an organic liquid stream that spontaneously separates from water, and is enriched in pentanoic acid and 5-nonanone. This organic layer can serve as a source of chemicals or can be upgraded to hydrocarbon fuels.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic upgrading of levulinic acid to 5-nonanone

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Submitted
13 Nov 2009
Accepted
06 Jan 2010
First published
27 Jan 2010

Green Chem., 2010,12, 574-577
Article type
Communication

Catalytic upgrading of levulinic acid to 5-nonanone

J. C. Serrano-Ruiz, D. Wang and J. A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 574
DOI: 10.1039/B923907C

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