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Efficient Synthesis of Lactic Acid by Aerobic Oxidation of Glycerol on Au–Pt/TiO2 Catalysts

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  • Yihong Shen Dr.,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Stable and Unstable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6275-4031
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  • Shenghong Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Stable and Unstable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6275-4031
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  • Hongjia Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Stable and Unstable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6275-4031
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  • Yuan Ren,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Stable and Unstable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6275-4031
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  • Haichao Liu Prof. Dr.

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Stable and Unstable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6275-4031
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Go for the burn! A one-pot approach to the efficient synthesis of lactic acid through the aerobic oxidation of glycerol in the presence of bases at an atmospheric pressure of O2 is reported, which combines two consecutive reactions, including oxidative dehydrogenation of glycerol to its dehydrogenated intermediates and their subsequent isomerization (see scheme).

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