Production of lactic acid from C6-polyols by alkaline hydrothermal reactions

Huazhen Zhou, Fangming Jin, Bing Wu, Jianglin Cao, Xiaokun Duan, Atsushi Kishita

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Abstract

Production of lactic acid from C6-polyols (Mannitol) under alkaline hydrothermal conditions was investigated. Experiments were performed to examine the difference in the production of lactic acid between C6-polyols and C3-polyols (glycerine), as well as C6-aldoses (glucose). Results showed that the yield of lactic acid from C6-polyols was lower than that from both glycerine and glucose. It indicated that long chain polyols might follow a different reaction pathway from that of glycerine. Further investigation is needed to clarify the reaction mechanism and improve the relatively low lactic acid acid yield from C6-polyols.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012125
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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