Method for preparing maleic acid

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Abstract

The present invention pertains to a method for the preparation of maleic acid from 5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone or a tautomer thereof, said method comprising the step of subjecting 5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone or a tautomer thereof to an oxidation reaction selected from the group consisting of enzymatic oxidation, and electrochemical oxidation; wherein said oxidation reaction is carried out at a pH of at least 2, preferably at a pH of at least 3.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2020256556
Priority date21/06/19
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2020

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