Conversion of carbohydrates to levulinic acid esters

Saravanamurugan Shunmugavel (Inventor), Anders Riisager (Inventor)

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The present invention relates to the field of converting carbohydrates into levulinic acid, a platform chemical for many chemical end products. More specifically the invention relates to a method for converting carbohydrates such as mono-, di- or polysaccharides, obtained from for example biomass production into a suitable levulinic acid ester in the presence of a zeolite or zeotype catalyst and a suitable alcohol, and the ester may be further converted into levulinic acid if desired.
Original languageEnglish
IPCC07C51/09; C07C67/00; C07C59/185; C07C69/716
Patent numberWO2014020153
Filing date06/02/2014
Country/TerritoryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority date02/08/2013
Priority numberWO2013EP66281
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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