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Co-catalyzed Hydrogenation of Levulinic Acid to γ‑Valerolactone under Atmospheric Pressure

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posted on 29.10.2019, 15:42 by Zhenghui Liu, Zhenzhen Yang, Peng Wang, Xiaoxiao Yu, Yunyan Wu, Huan Wang, Zhimin Liu
A cobalt-based catalytic system composed of Co­(BF4)2·6H2O and ligand P­(CH2CH2PPh2)3 was developed for hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone (GVL), which showed high efficiency for this reaction, affording a GVL yield of 95% under atmospheric pressure and 100 °C.