Selective and Flexible Transformation of Biomass-Derived Platform Chemicals by a Multifunctional Catalytic System


  • This work was performed as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” (TMFB), which is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities.


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A sustainable supply chain: The controlled transformation of the biomass-derived platform compounds levulinic acid (LA) and itaconic acid (IA) into the corresponding lactones, diols, or cyclic ethers (see picture) by using a multifunctional molecular catalyst is described.