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Photo-induced reduction of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using graphitic carbon nitride supported metal catalysts

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Abstract

Photo-catalytic reduction of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) into 2,5-dihydroxymethylfuran (DHMF) under visible light irradiation is achieved by using a platinum catalyst supported on graphitic carbon nitride (Pt/g-C3N4). Pt/g-C3N4 acts as a multifunctional and tandem catalyst to successively promote the photo-induced water splitting to form hydrogen and the successive activation of the produced hydrogen for HMF reduction, yielding DHMF yield of 6.5% with TOF of 0.457 h−1. This research provides a sustainable and green pathway for biomass conversion using solar radiation as a driving force.

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The article was received on 28 Jul 2016, accepted on 07 Oct 2016, published on 19 Oct 2016 and first published online on 19 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19153C
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 101968-101973
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    Photo-induced reduction of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using graphitic carbon nitride supported metal catalysts

    Y. Guo and J. Chen, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 101968
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19153C

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