Rapid conversion of glycerol to lactic acid under alkaline hydrothermal conditions, by using a continuous flow reaction system

Toshinori Shimanouchi, Shouhei Ueno, Kazuki Shidahara, Yukitaka Kimura

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Abstract

A rapid conversion of glycerol to lactic acid (lactate) could be successfully achieved under alkaline hydrothermal conditions, by using a continuous flow reaction system. A rapid conversion by a continuous flow-type reaction system made it possible to achieve the reaction under high-temperature conditions without side reactions. The rapid conversion and high reaction yield (reaction: 2min; yield: 90%) resulted from the rapid temperature-shift advantageous for the inhibition of side reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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