Advances in the Catalytic Production of Valuable Levulinic Acid Derivatives

Authors

  • Dr. Jun Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China), Fax: (+86) 020 22236808
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  • Prof. ShuBin Wu,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China), Fax: (+86) 020 22236808
    • State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China), Fax: (+86) 020 22236808
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  • Prof. Bo Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China), Fax: (+86) 020 22236808
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  • Dr. HongDan Zhang

    1. State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, 510640, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China), Fax: (+86) 020 22236808
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Errata

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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Advances in the Catalytic Production of Valuable Levulinic Acid Derivatives Volume 4, Issue 11, 1695, Article first published online: 25 October 2012

Abstract

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Value-added biorefining: Levulinic acid can be used as a platform chemical for the production of a wide range of value-added compounds, such as levulinate esters and γ-valerolactone. This review mainly discusses the catalytic routes for synthesis of valuable levulinate esters and γ-valerolactone from biomass under different reaction systems.

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