Progress on the Transformations of Amino Acids by Heterogeneous Catalysis

Sheng Wang, Xiaoliang Xu, Xiaonian Li
2018 Youji huaxue  
The catalytic transformation of amino acids is one of the important routes in utilization of amino acids in chemical and biological fields. In this review, catalytic hydrogenation from amino acids to chiral amino alcohols, catalytic decarboxylation to produce amine and nitrile, catalytic deamination to produce carboxylic acid and its derivatives, catalytic pyrolysis to produce bio-fuel and the application as heterogeneous chiral catalyst were summarized. In the catalytic hydrogenation of amino
more » ... ogenation of amino acids, Ru and Rh-based catalysts showed better catalytic performance, and the temperature was a main factor on the optical purity of the product. The decarboxylation, deamination and pyrolysis reaction required relatively high temperature, which needed a large amount of energy consumption. The search of high activity and selectivity heterogeneous catalyst to achieve the reduction of the reaction temperature and pressure is the focus of future research. As the heterogeneous chiral catalyst, the research should be focus on the efficiency, seperation and recycling of the catalyst.
doi:10.6023/cjoc201709003 fatcat:dnbizmu5kzdchddcsnp5sgt2uu