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Catalytic conversion of starch into valuable furan derivatives using supported metal nanoparticles on mesoporous aluminosilicate materials

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Abstract

Catalytically active supported metal nanoparticles on aluminosilicates including Cu and Pd-based systems were investigated in the microwave-assisted conversion to a range of valuable furanic compounds via tandem formic acid-promoted dehydration and subsequent selective hydrogenation processes. Results show that interesting selectivities to reduced products including 5-methylfurfural and 5-methylfurfuryl alcohol as well as hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural could be obtained in various proportions depending on the type of catalyst and the investigated reaction conditions. The investigation of reaction parameters including time of reaction, type of catalyst, quantity of catalyst and formic acid content indicated that reaction conditions can in principle be fine-tuned to maximise selectivity towards individual products.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic conversion of starch into valuable furan derivatives using supported metal nanoparticles on mesoporous aluminosilicate materials

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2013, accepted on 21 Oct 2013 and first published on 22 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00762F
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014,4, 428-434
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    Catalytic conversion of starch into valuable furan derivatives using supported metal nanoparticles on mesoporous aluminosilicate materials

    A. Yepez, A. Garcia, M. S. Climent, A. A. Romero and R. Luque, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 428
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00762F

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