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...
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.