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Catalytic Coupling of Biomass-Derived Aldehydes into Intermediates for Biofuels and Materials

Abstract

Biomass-based aldehydes, especially the sugar-derived furfural (FF), 5-hydroxylmethylfurfural (HMF), and lignin-derived vanillin, are abundant and renewable, but their downstream applications often require further catalytic upgrading into chain-extended intermediates for the production of useful biofuels and renewable materials. This review article focuses on the catalytic upgrading processes that involve C–C bond forming, chain-extension coupling reactions of FF, HMF, and vanillin, as well as subsequent transformations of the resulting intermediates into value-added biofuels and polymeric materials. The topics are organized according to the three major types of the catalysts commonly employed for such upgrading and transformations: organic catalysts, metal-based catalysts, and recyclable supported catalysts.

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The article was received on 30 Oct 2017, accepted on 12 Feb 2018 and first published on 13 Feb 2018


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02221B
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Catalytic Coupling of Biomass-Derived Aldehydes into Intermediates for Biofuels and Materials

    H. Zang, K. Wang, M. Zhang, R. Xie, L. Wang and E. Y.-X. Chen, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02221B

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