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Biomass conversion by a solid acid catalyst

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Abstract

Amorphous carbon bearing sulfonic acid groups, a new type of solid Brønsted acid catalyst, was investigated for potential application to environmentally benign biodiesel production and cellulose saccharification. The carbon material exhibits much higher catalytic performance for the esterification of higher fatty acids, transesterification of triglycerides and the hydrolysis of cellulose than conventional solid acid catalysts.

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2009, accepted on 27 Jan 2010 and first published on 01 Mar 2010


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B922917E
Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 601-607

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    Biomass conversion by a solid acid catalyst

    M. Hara, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 601
    DOI: 10.1039/B922917E

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