Electrosynthesis of amino acids from biomass-derivable acids on titanium dioxide

Takashi Fukushima, Miho Yamauchi

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    Seven amino acids were electrochemically synthesized from biomass-derivable α-keto acids and NH2OH with faradaic efficiencies (FEs) of 77-99% using an earth-Abundant TiO2 catalyst. Furthermore, we newly constructed a flow-Type electrochemical reactor, named a "polymer electrolyte amino acid electrosynthesis cell", and achieved continuous production of alanine with an FE of 77%.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14721-14724
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number98
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • General Chemistry
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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