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Chemocatalytic conversion of cellulose: opportunities, advances and pitfalls

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Abstract

In recent years, cellulose conversion to useful fuels and chemicals has become a focal point in academic and industrial research. This contribution highlights opportunities for cellulose valorization, summarizes recent advances in its chemocatalytic conversion and discusses the future of the field in the economic context of the first quarter of the 21st century.

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The article was received on 15 Mar 2011, accepted on 29 Apr 2011 and first published on 30 Jun 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00093D
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011,1, 714-726

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    Chemocatalytic conversion of cellulose: opportunities, advances and pitfalls

    J. A. Geboers, S. Van de Vyver, R. Ooms, B. Op de Beeck, P. A. Jacobs and B. F. Sels, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 714
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00093D

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