Selective oxidation of glucuronic acid into glucaric acid

Sari Rautiainen, Jingjing Chen, Klaus Niemelä, Timo Repo, Markku Leskelä

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Glucaric acid, a valuable building block chemical, was produced by
selective oxidation of glucuronic acid found in hemicelluloses.
Quantitative conversion to glucarate was achieved using gold nanoparticle catalysts in mild conditions with dioxygen as oxidant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIS 2012 Heidelberg, Germany, September 09-13, 2012 : Scientific Program and Book of Abstracts
Publication dateAug 2012
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Duration: 25 Aug 201229 Aug 2012
Conference number: 11

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences

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