OXIDATIVE DEHYDROGENATION OF LACTATE ESTERS TO PYRUVATE ESTERS

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0141892 A1
Application Date: May 24th, 2018

ABSTRACT

The present invention relates to a simple one step oxidative dehydrogenation process for the synthesis of alkyl pyruvate with 100% selectivity towards alkyl pyruvate comprising reacting an alkyl lactate in...
Application Number:
15/735,530
International Classification:
C07C 67/313 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A one step oxidative dehydrogenation process for the synthesis of alkyl pyruvate from an alkyl lactate in the presence of a metal catalyst at the temperature ranging from 25−100° C. for the time period ranging from 5 to 40 hours in a peroxide selected from the group consisting of...

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an oxidative dehydrogenation process for the synthesis of pyruvates from lactates. More particularly, the present invention relates to a process for the synthesis of pyruvates from lactates with 100% selectivity towards pyruvates.
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