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Catalytic conversion of biomass using solvents derived from lignin

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Abstract

We report an approach by which the hemicellulose and cellulose fractions of biomass are converted through catalytic processes in a solvent prepared from lignin into high value platform chemicals and transportation fuels, namely furfural, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid and γ-valerolactone.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2012, accepted on 16 Mar 2012 and first published on 16 Mar 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35203F
Citation: Green Chem., 2012,14, 1573-1576
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    Catalytic conversion of biomass using solvents derived from lignin

    P. Azadi, R. Carrasquillo-Flores, Y. J. Pagán-Torres, E. I. Gürbüz, R. Farnood and J. A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1573
    DOI: 10.1039/C2GC35203F

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