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Bifunctional catalysts with improved hydrothermal stability for the hydrolytic hydrogenation of cellulose into polyols
The increase in the world’s energy needs has caused a renewed interest in finding green ways to produce fuels. In this work, we present a study of the hydrolytic hydrogenation of cellulose on bifunctional catalysts for the ...
Effect of protic and aprotic polar solvents on the heterogeneous catalytic conversion of hexoses
We studied the synthesis, the characterization and the solvent effect on the catalytic performance of materials with Brønsted or Lewis acidity on the hexose conversion towards value-added molecules such as 5-(hydroxymeth ...
Improved binary and ternary nanostructured photocatalysts for gas phase detoxification of toluene
Photocatalysis using nanocrystalline materials with enhanced catalytic properties under ultraviolet (UV) or visible light has the potential for becoming one of the leading processes for the abatement of environmental ...
Catalytic conversion of biomass renewable feedstocks to platform molecules using Brønsted acid catalysts
The fractionation of sugarcane bagasse, plantain peel and brewer’s spent grains to glucose, xylose and lignin was studied using 0.50 and 0.05 wt% H2SO4 as catalyst in a mixture of 80:20 wt% γ-valerolactone:water. We ...
Conversion of biomass derived feedstocks to platform molecules using bifunctional mesostructured silica based catalysts
The combination of Brønsted acidity with metallic functionality in a mesoporous catalyst offers a potential pathway for the conversion of cellulose into sugar alcohols that may be used as a sustainable source of renewable ...