Recent advances in the production of γ-valerolactone from biomass-derived feedstocks via heterogeneous catalytic transfer hydrogenation

Amin Osatiashtiani*, Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson

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Abstract

γ-valerolactone (GVL) is an important intermediate chemical with a wide range of applications as fuel, fuel additive and as a green solvent which has received a great deal of attentions from both academia and industry. This review aims to summarise the advances in conversion of renewable feedstocks into GVL through heterogeneous catalytic transfer hydrogenation (CTH) with a strong emphasis on discussing preparation, characterisation and performance of the catalysts in order to provide a better understanding of various catalytic systems and also to compare them in terms of catalytic performance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
VolumeEarly view
Early online date30 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2017

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Osatiashtiani, A., Lee, A. F., & Wilson, K. (2017). Recent advances in the production of γ-valerolactone from biomass-derived feedstocks via heterogeneous catalytic transfer hydrogenation. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Early view, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.5213. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Funding: EPSRC (EP/K014676/1)

Keywords

  • biofuel
  • catalytic processes
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • supported metal catalysts and supported acid catalysts
  • hydrogenation
  • hydrogenolysis

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