Progress in the development of mesoporous solid acid and base catalysts for converting carbohydrates into platform chemicals

Zhijun Tai, Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson*

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Abstract

This chapter provides a general overview of recent studies on catalytic conversion of fructose, glucose, and cellulose to platform chemicals over porous solid acid and base catalysts, including zeolites, ion-exchange resins, heteropoly acids, as well as structured carbon, silica, and metal oxide materials. Attention is focused on the dehydration of glucose and fructose to HMF, isomerization of glucose to fructose, hydrolysis of cellulose to sugar, and glycosidation of cellulose to alkyl glucosides. The correlation of porous structure, surface properties, and the strength or types of acid or base with the catalyst activity in these reactions is discussed in detail in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReaction pathways and mechanisms in thermocatalytic biomass conversion I
Subtitle of host publicationcellulose structure, depolymerization and conversion by heterogeneous catalysts
EditorsMarcel Schlaf, Z. Conrad Zhang
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages123-169
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-287-688-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-287-687-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameGreen Chemistry and Sustainable Technology
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2196-6982

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Keywords

  • carbohydrates
  • catalysis
  • mesoporous material
  • platform chemicals
  • solid acid (base) catalyst

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Tai, Z., Lee, A. F., & Wilson, K. (2015). Progress in the development of mesoporous solid acid and base catalysts for converting carbohydrates into platform chemicals. In M. Schlaf, & Z. C. Zhang (Eds.), Reaction pathways and mechanisms in thermocatalytic biomass conversion I: cellulose structure, depolymerization and conversion by heterogeneous catalysts (pp. 123-169). (Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology). Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-688-1_6