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Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

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Abstract

The use of γ-valerolactone as solvent for acid-catalyzed biomass hydrolysis reactions increases reaction rates compared to reactions carried out in water. In addition, a low apparent activation energy for biomass hydrolysis and a higher value for monosaccharide conversion are displayed using GVL as solvent, leading to favorable energetics for monosaccharide production from biomass.

Graphical abstract: Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

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The article was received on 25 Aug 2014, accepted on 12 Sep 2014 and first published on 19 Sep 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01768D
Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 4659-4662
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    Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

    M. A. Mellmer, D. Martin Alonso, J. S. Luterbacher, J. M. R. Gallo and J. A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4659
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01768D

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