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Vapor-phase assisted hydrothermal carbon from sucrose and its application in acid catalysis

Abstract

A novel and practical synthesis method for carbonaceous materials was proposed by vapor-phase hydrothermal treatment of sucrose at a mild 200°C temperature. The resultant carbon possesses a 52 m2 g-1 specific surface area and 0.18 cm3 g-1 total pore volume - values that are substantially higher than that of conventional hydrothermally treated sugar solutions. Functionalization of the porous carbon with -SO3H led to acidic material with high catalytic activity and selectivity towards, e.g. the sylvan condensation with furfural.

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2017, accepted on 06 Feb 2018 and first published on 06 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02236K
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Vapor-phase assisted hydrothermal carbon from sucrose and its application in acid catalysis

    R. Zhong, Y. Liao, R. Shu, L. Ma and B. F. Sels, Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02236K

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