PROCESS FOR HYDROGENOLYSIS OF ALPHA-HYDROXY ESTERS OR ACIDS USING A HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST

Shunmugavel Saravanamurugan (Inventor), Santosh Govind Khokarale (Inventor), Anders Riisager (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for hydrogenolysis of alpha-hydroxy esters or acids, comprising reacting the alpha-hydroxy ester or acid in the presence of a heterogeneous catalyst. The present invention also relates to a method for producing propionic acid ester, and the use of any of the methods for the production of propionic acid esters, such as alkyl propionate.

Original languageEnglish
IPCC07C 67/ 327 A I
Patent numberWO2017001285
Filing date05/01/2017
CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority date25/06/2015
Priority numberEP20150173952
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017

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