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Conversion of lignocellulose into renewable chemicals by heterogeneous catalysis

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Abstract

Conversion of lignocellulose into renewable chemicals and fuels has received great attention for building up sustainable societies. However, the utilisation of lignocellulose in the chemical industry has largely been limited to paper manufacturing because of the complicated chemical structure and persistent property of lignocellulose. Heterogeneous catalysis has the potential to selectively convert lignocellulosic biomass into various useful chemicals, and this methodology has rapidly progressed in the last several years. In this perspective article, we outline our recent approaches on the heterogeneous catalysis for this challenging subject with related literatures.

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The article was received on 05 Dec 2011, accepted on 06 Feb 2012 and first published on 06 Feb 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00500J
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 869-883

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    Conversion of lignocellulose into renewable chemicals by heterogeneous catalysis

    H. Kobayashi, H. Ohta and A. Fukuoka, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 869
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00500J

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