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Issue 16, 2018
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Production of cellulosic gasoline via levulinic ester self-condensation

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Abstract

Most biomass to biofuel processes are limited to the production of linear or minimally branched hydrocarbons. Motor gasoline, however, consists of highly branched linear and/or cyclic alkanes. This work describes the optimization of the levulinic ester self-condensation reaction and the efficient conversion of its products, which are highly branched cyclopentadienes, into a mixture of substituted cyclopentanes with high octane ratings and excellent density and flow properties.

Graphical abstract: Production of cellulosic gasoline via levulinic ester self-condensation

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The article was received on 08 May 2018, accepted on 16 Jul 2018 and first published on 23 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01432A
Citation: Green Chem., 2018,20, 3804-3808

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    Production of cellulosic gasoline via levulinic ester self-condensation

    Z. Li, A. L. Otsuki and M. Mascal, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 3804
    DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01432A

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