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Issue 8, 2014
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Furfural from corn stover hemicelluloses. A mineral acid-free approach

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Abstract

Furfural was obtained from corn stover hemicelluloses by a microwave-assisted, green and heterogeneously catalyzed two-step cascade process as follows: first step, hydrothermal fractionation of corn stover hemicelluloses, and second step, hydrolysis/dehydration of soluble hemicellulosic sugars over niobium phosphate to yield furfural at moderate temperatures (<200 °C), with both steps being performed in water. Furfural yields of up to 23 mol% with respect to the starting raw biomass were reached.

Graphical abstract: Furfural from corn stover hemicelluloses. A mineral acid-free approach

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2014, accepted on 14 May 2014 and first published on 15 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00450G
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Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 3734-3740

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    Furfural from corn stover hemicelluloses. A mineral acid-free approach

    H. Gómez Bernal, L. Bernazzani and A. M. Raspolli Galletti, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3734
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00450G

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