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

United States Patent

February 24, 2015
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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.
Dumesic; James A. (Madison, WI), Wettstein; Stephanie G. (Madison, WI), Alonso; David Martin (Madison, WI), Gurbuz; Elif Ispir (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
13/ 327,468
December 15, 2011
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the US Department of Energy and W911NF-09-2-0010 awarded by the ARMY/ARO. The government has certain rights in the invention.