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.
|C07C51/09; C07C67/00; C07C59/185; C07C69/716
|International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
|Published - 2014