Electrosynthesis of amino acids from biomass-derivable acids on titanium dioxide

Takashi Fukushima, Miho Yamauchi

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Seven amino acids were electrochemically synthesized from biomass-derivable α-keto acids and NH2OH with faradaic efficiencies (FEs) of 77-99% using an earth-Abundant TiO2 catalyst. Furthermore, we newly constructed a flow-Type electrochemical reactor, named a "polymer electrolyte amino acid electrosynthesis cell", and achieved continuous production of alanine with an FE of 77%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14721-14724
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number98
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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