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Conversion of levulinic acid into gamma-valerolactone using Fe-3(CO)(12): mimicking a biorefinery setting by exploiting crude liquors from biomass acid hydrolysis

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Metzker, Gustavo [1] ; Burtoloso, Antonio C. B. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Chem Inst Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Bioethanol Sci & Technol Lab CTBE CNPEM, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS; v. 51, n. 75, p. 14199-14202, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 20

The conversion of biomass-derived levulinic acid (LA) into gamma-valerolactone (GVL) using formic acid (FA) and Fe-3(CO)(12) as the catalyst precursor was achieved in 92% yield. To mimic a biorefinery setting, crude liquor (containing 20% LA) from the acid hydrolysis of sugarcane biomass in a pilot plant facility was directly converted into GVL in good yield (50%), without the need for isolating LA. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/17271-7 - The use of new metal Catalysts in Biorefineries: Synthesis of gama-Valerolactones, N-Alkyl-Pyrrolidones and Phenols.
Grantee:Gustavo Metzker
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 13/25504-1 - Development of new methodologies for the asymmetric a-functionalization of carbonyl compounds using chiral catalysts
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Bender Burtoloso
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants