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Catalytic Conversion of Fructose to γ‑Valerolactone in γ‑Valerolactone

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posted on 2012-11-02, 00:00 authored by Long Qi, István T. Horváth
The one-pot conversion of fructose to γ-valerolactone (GVL) in GVL as solvent was confirmed by monitoring the dehydration of 13C6-d-fructose to 13C6-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde (13C6-HMF), the hydration of 13C6-HMF to 13C5-levulinic and 13C-formic acids, followed by their conversion to 13C5-GVL.