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Title: Process For The Preparation Of 3,4-Dihyd Roxybutanoic Acid And Salts Thereof

Abstract

A process for the preparation of 3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid (1) and salts thereof from a glucose source containing 1,4-linked glucose as a substituent is described. The process uses an alkali metal hdyroxide and hydrogen peroxide to convert the glucose source to (1). The compound (1) is useful as a chemical intermediate to naturally occurring fatty acids and is used to prepare 3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid-gamma-lactone (2) and furanone (3), particularly stereoisomers of these compounds.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Haslett, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879193
Patent Number(s):
5319110
Application Number:
07/966411
Assignee:
Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-89ER14029
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hollingsworth, Rawle I. Process For The Preparation Of 3,4-Dihyd Roxybutanoic Acid And Salts Thereof. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Hollingsworth, Rawle I. Process For The Preparation Of 3,4-Dihyd Roxybutanoic Acid And Salts Thereof. United States.
Hollingsworth, Rawle I. Tue . "Process For The Preparation Of 3,4-Dihyd Roxybutanoic Acid And Salts Thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879193.
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abstractNote = {A process for the preparation of 3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid (1) and salts thereof from a glucose source containing 1,4-linked glucose as a substituent is described. The process uses an alkali metal hdyroxide and hydrogen peroxide to convert the glucose source to (1). The compound (1) is useful as a chemical intermediate to naturally occurring fatty acids and is used to prepare 3,4-dihydroxybutanoic acid-gamma-lactone (2) and furanone (3), particularly stereoisomers of these compounds.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {6}
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