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High yield production of levulinic acid by catalytic partial oxidation of cellulose in aqueous media

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A high yield of levulinic acid was produced by directly converting cellulose over a ZrO2 catalyst by a one-pot catalytic aqueous phase partial oxidation (APPO) process. Compared to conventional acid hydrolysis, APPO is a highly selective and environmentally benign process with merits of easy recovery and re-use of heterogeneous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: High yield production of levulinic acid by catalytic partial oxidation of cellulose in aqueous media

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Submitted
18 Aug 2012
Accepted
09 Oct 2012
First published
10 Oct 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9773-9777
Article type
Communication

High yield production of levulinic acid by catalytic partial oxidation of cellulose in aqueous media

H. Lin, J. Strull, Y. Liu, Z. Karmiol, K. Plank, G. Miller, Z. Guo and L. Yang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 9773
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23225A

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