Production of lactic acid from polyols and aldoses by hydrothermal reactions

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

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Abstract

In this paper, lactic acid production from C6-polyols is investigated to compare with that from C6-aldoses under hydrothermal conditions. Experiments of C5-polyols and C5-aldoses were also performed. Results showed that the yield of lactic acid from C6-polyols was lower than from both C6-aldoses and glycerine. Reactions of C5-polyols revealed the same results. It is indicated that, being different from both aldoses and glycerine, long chain polyols might follow a different reaction pathway. Further investigation is needed to clarify the reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Energy and Environment Technology, ICEET 2009
Pages473-475
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 International Conference on Energy and Environment Technology, ICEET 2009 - Guilin, China
Duration: 2009 Oct 162009 Oct 18

Publication series

Name2009 International Conference on Energy and Environment Technology, ICEET 2009
Volume3

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Energy and Environment Technology, ICEET 2009
CountryChina
CityGuilin
Period09/10/1609/10/18

Keywords

  • Alkaline
  • Biomass
  • C6-polyols
  • Hydrothermal reaction
  • Lactic acid
  • Mannitol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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