Oxidation of uronic acids to aldaric acids

D.S. van Es (Inventor), R.K. Pazhavelikkakath Purushothaman (Inventor), Guus Frissen (Inventor), F. van der Klis (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed is the oxidation of uronic acids, such as galacturonic acid, to the corresponding aldaric acids, such as galactaric acid, under neutral or acidic conditions. Use is made of a supported gold catalyst. The oxidation occurs in good selectivity and yield, under unexpectedly mild conditions. A source of galacturonic acids is pectins, such as from sugar beet pulp.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2016056907
Priority date6/10/14
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016


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