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Title: Solute-enhanced production of gamma-valerolactone (GVL) from aqueous solutions of levulinic acid

A method to produce levulinic acid (LA) and gamma-valerolactone (GVL) from biomass-derived cellulose or lignocellulose by selective extraction of LA using GVL and optionally converting the LA so isolated into GVL, with no purifications steps required to yield the GVL.
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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI) CHO
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Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 15
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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
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United States

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