Processus de production de carnitine à partir de B-lactones

Verfahren zur Herstellung von Carnitin aus B-Lactonen

A process for the production of carnitine from B-lactones

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  • Assignees: Lonza Ltd.
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2012
  • Publication Number: EP-2468739-A1

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for the production of L-carnitine, wherein a ß-lactone, which is a 4-(halomethyl)oxetane-2-one, is converted into carnitine with trimethylamine (TMA), wherein the ß-lactone is not subjected to a basic hydrolysis step before being contacted with the trimethylamine. The invention also relates to a carnitine having a unique impurity profile.

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