Lactate Production Process

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0155747 A1
Application Date: Jun. 7th, 2018

ABSTRACT

A process for producing alkyl R-lactate from an initial compound comprising substructure (I)
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Application Number:
15/886,632
International Classification:
C12P 7/62 (20060101); C07C 67/29 (20060101); C12P 41/00 (20060101); C12P 7/56 (20060101); C07C 51/09 (20060101); C07C 67/465 (20060101); C07D 319/12 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A process for producing alkyl R-lactate comprising: producing an intermediate comprising R,R- and S,S-lactide from an initial compound comprising substructure (I)wherein the initial compound is subjected to stereoisomerisation conditions in the presence of an amine catalyst at a temperature of from 80-220° C.;reacting at least a portion of the...

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to the production of compounds containing the R-lactic acid building block, from compounds containing the S-lactic acid building block. In particular, the invention relates to the production of alkyl R-lactate, R-lactic acid, and other useful compounds containing the R-lactic acid building block, such as R,R-lactide and...
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