Efficient, metal-free production of succinic acid by oxidation of biomass-derived levulinic acid with hydrogen peroxide

Saikat Dutta, Linglin Wu, Mark Mascal

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Abstract

A practical, scalable, metal-free synthesis of succinic acid from the biomass-derived platform chemical levulinic acid is described. Treatment of levulinic acid with the inexpensive, simple oxidant hydrogen peroxide under the catalytic action of trifluoroacetic acid gives succinic acid in high yield and enables facile product isolation by simple distillation of the volatile catalyst and byproducts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2335-2338
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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Succinic Acid
Hydrogen peroxide
hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide
Biomass
Metals
oxidation
Trifluoroacetic Acid
Oxidation
Acids
acid
metal
biomass
Oxidants
Distillation
Byproducts
Trifluoroacetic acid
Catalysts
distillation
oxidant

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  • Pollution

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Efficient, metal-free production of succinic acid by oxidation of biomass-derived levulinic acid with hydrogen peroxide. / Dutta, Saikat; Wu, Linglin; Mascal, Mark.

In: Green Chemistry, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 2335-2338.

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Dutta, Saikat ; Wu, Linglin ; Mascal, Mark. / Efficient, metal-free production of succinic acid by oxidation of biomass-derived levulinic acid with hydrogen peroxide. In: Green Chemistry. 2015 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 2335-2338.
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