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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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1170743
Report Number(s):
8,962,867
13/327,468
DOE Contract Number:
FC02-07ER64494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 15
Research Org:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY