One-pot catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into alkyl lactates with Lewis acids in alcohols

@inproceedings{Wang2017OnepotCC,
  title={One-pot catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into alkyl lactates with Lewis acids in alcohols},
  author={Jie Bing Wang and Guodong Yao and Fangming Jin},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract With the wide application of lactic acid/alkyl lactates in food, cosmetic, chemical, and biodegradable plastic, much attention has been paid to efficiently convert carbohydrates to lactic acid/alkyl lactates. In this study, an efficient and one-pot Lewis acid-catalyzed conversion of carbohydrates to alkyl lactate in alcohols was proposed. Zn(II) gave the highest yield of ethyl lactates, 47.7% for glucose, 51.7% for fructose and 47.5% for sucrose, respectively, which are the best yields… CONTINUE READING