We are really excited to see that our research collaboration with Daniel Resasco on Synthesis of α,β‐ and β‐Unsaturated Acids and Hydroxy Acids by Tandem Oxidation, Epoxidation, and Hydrolysis/Hydrogenation of Bioethanol Derivatives is finally published! Open Access! As it is shown in the figure, we provide for the first time a catalytic route for the conversion of low-value bioethanol into added-value specialty chemicals and building blocks, such as (i) crotonic acid, (ii) 3-hydroxybutanoic acid, and (iii) 2,3-dihydroxybutanoic acid. We achieve yields of 62, 29, and 21 mol. % (in C.) when starting from bio-ethanol. The products can serve as basis for the production of numerous high-value chemicals.
You can read the article here in full-open access format.