Hydrothermal Conversion of Glucose into Lactic Acid with Nickel as a Catalyst
In this paper, an efficient method for producing lactic acid from glucose with nickel as a catalyst under hydrothermal conditions has been developed. The addition of nickel can improve the lactic acid yield efficiently under alkaline hydrothermal conditions. The highest lactic acid yield of 35% was obtained under the optimum conditions, i.e., reaction temperature 300 °C, reaction time 60 s, 0.5 mmol nickel and 2.5 M NaOH.
Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li
A. Yousif et al., "Hydrothermal Conversion of Glucose into Lactic Acid with Nickel as a Catalyst", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 3873-3876, 2012