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.
|IPC||C07C 67/ 327 A I|
|Country||International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jan 2017|