P-Tu-BRC-59 Conversion of Acetol to Lactic Acid over Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Elise M. Albuquerque1,2, Luiz Eduardo Pizarro Borges1 and Marco A. Fraga2, (1)Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Brazil, (2)Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia, Brazil.
Lactic acid has been used to produce PLA, a biodegradable, compostable and biocompatible polymer. This contribution shows that it can be selectively produced from acetol oxidation using solid base catalysts without addition of alkaline solution and using alternative biomass-derived compound as renewable feedstock, providing thus a green sustainable process.

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