Lactate production process

Plaxica Limited (2014) Lactate production process. .

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A process for producing a compound of formula (I) is provided. The process comprises reacting a mixture comprising a compound of formula (IIA) and a compound of formula (IIB) with an alkyl alcohol in the presence of a Candida antarctica lipase B enzyme to produce a product comprising the compound of formula (I) and the compound of formula (IIB); wherein R1 is C1 to C6 alkyl; and wherein R2 is H or C1 to C12 alkyl. Also provided are processes for the production of R-lactic acid, oligomeric R-lactic acid, R,R-lactide, poly-R-lactic acid, alkyl S-lactate, S-lactic acid, oligomeric S-lactic acid, S,S-lactide, poly S-lactic acid and stereocomplex polylactic acid.

Item Type:Patents
Additional Information:Publication number: WO2014045036 A1; Application number: PCT/GB2013/052450
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Surman, Dr Andrew
Authors: Smith, S. A. C., and Surman, A. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry

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