ResearchPad - biomass-valorization Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[Synthesis of α,β‐ and β‐Unsaturated Acids and Hydroxy Acids by Tandem Oxidation, Epoxidation, and Hydrolysis/Hydrogenation of Bioethanol Derivatives]]> A flexible chemical platform is described for the conversion of bioethanol into three distinct specialty chemical building blocks at high yields: crotonic acid (i, 62 %), 3‐hydroxy butanoic acid (ii, 29 %), and 2,3‐dihydroxyacid (iii, 21 %). The products can serve as basis for the production of numerous high‐value chemicals.