Triacetic acid lactone as a potential biorenewable platform chemical

Mei Chia, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Thomas J. Schwartz, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Brent H. Shanks, Iowa State University
James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin - Madison

This is an article from Green Chemistry 14 (2012): 1850, doi: 10.1039/c2gc35343a. Posted with permission.

Abstract

Triacetic acid lactone is demonstrated to be a versatile biorenewable molecule with potential as a platform chemical for the production of commercially valuable bifunctional chemical intermediates and end products, such as sorbic acid.