Conformal sulfated zirconia monolayer catalysts for the one-pot synthesis of ethyl levulinate from glucose

Gabriel Morales, Amin Osatiashtiani, Blanca Hernandez, Jose Iglesias, Juan A. Melero, Marta Paniagua, D. Robert Brown, Marta Granollers, Adam Lee, Karen Wilson

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Abstract

Here we describe a simple route to creating conformal sulphated
zirconia monolayers throughout an SBA-15 architecture that confers
efficient acid-catalysed one-pot conversion of glucose to ethyl levulinate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11742-11745
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number79
Early online date8 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2014

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This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.

Funding: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CTQ2011-28216-C02–01); Royal Society for an industry fellowship; EPSRC (EP/K000616/2 and EP/K014676/1) and for a Leadership Fellowship (EP/G007594/4).

Electronic supplementary information: Experimental details, porosimetry, XRD, TEM, XPS, ICP-OES, FTIR-pyridine, NH3-TPD and additional reaction data. See DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04594g.

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