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980061: Condensed Phase Catalytic Hydrogenation of Lactic Acid to Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is a nontoxic chemical used in polymers production, as a nontoxic antifreeze, and in food, drink, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical applications. Propylene glycol is currently made commercially by high pressure and high temperature hydrolysis of propylene oxide. Description Michigan State University’s invention provides a low-cos...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Dennis Miller, Zhigang Zhang, James Jackson
Keywords(s): Biomass, Catalysis, Catalyst, Lactic Acid, Propylene Glycol Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals