New inorganic catalyst

Esben Taarning from former DNRF Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry has developed new inorganic catalyst.

Presently, very few compounds of commercial interest are directly accessible from carbohydrates by using nonfermentive approaches. Read the article from ‘Science’ where  a catalytic process for the direct formation of methyl lactate from common sugars is described.

Article in ‘Science’

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