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A new route to high yield sugars from biomass: phosphoricsulfuric acid

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Abstract

We have developed a simple and effective route for the high yield extraction of sugars from cellulosic based biomass. This process uses a combination of a cellulose decrystallization step with a mixture of phosphoric and sulfuric acid, followed by a hydrolysis step producing sugars (xylose and glucose) with yields of approximately 90%.

Graphical abstract: A new route to high yield sugars from biomass: phosphoric–sulfuric acid

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2009, accepted on 01 Sep 2009 and first published on 16 Sep 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B916048E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 6610-6612
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    A new route to high yield sugars from biomass: phosphoricsulfuric acid

    M. A. Harmer, A. Fan, A. Liauw and R. K. Kumar, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 6610
    DOI: 10.1039/B916048E

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