Electrochemical method for producing valeric acid

R.J.M. Bisselink (Inventor), M. Crockatt (Inventor), E.L.V. Goetheer (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The invention is directed to a method of electrochemically producing valeric acid. The method of the invention comprises - contacting a solution of levulinic acid with an anode and a cathode in an electrochemical cell; and - electrochemically reducing levulinic acid at the cathode to form valeric acid, wherein the cathode comprises one or more materials selected from the group consisting of cadmium, zinc, and indium.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2019035715
Priority date17/08/17
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2019


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