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Issue 11, 2014
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Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

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Abstract

The use of γ-valerolactone as solvent for acid-catalyzed biomass hydrolysis reactions increases reaction rates compared to reactions carried out in water. In addition, a low apparent activation energy for biomass hydrolysis and a higher value for monosaccharide conversion are displayed using GVL as solvent, leading to favorable energetics for monosaccharide production from biomass.

Graphical abstract: Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

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Submitted
25 Aug 2014
Accepted
12 Sep 2014
First published
19 Sep 2014

Green Chem., 2014,16, 4659-4662
Article type
Communication
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Effects of γ-valerolactone in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to monosaccharides

M. A. Mellmer, D. Martin Alonso, J. S. Luterbacher, J. M. R. Gallo and J. A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4659
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01768D

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