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Heteropoly acids as efficient acid catalysts in the one-step conversion of cellulose to sugar alcohols

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Abstract

Cellulose and even spruce can be converted efficiently into valuable platform chemicals via combined hydrolysis and hydrogenation in the aqueous phase. Thereby, heteropoly acids together with supported ruthenium catalysts show not only high activity but also remarkable selectivity to sugar alcohols reaching up to 81% yield of C4 to C6sugar alcohols in only 7 h at 160 °C.

Graphical abstract: Heteropoly acids as efficient acid catalysts in the one-step conversion of cellulose to sugar alcohols

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2010, accepted on 19 Oct 2010 and first published on 22 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02263B
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 576-578

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    Heteropoly acids as efficient acid catalysts in the one-step conversion of cellulose to sugar alcohols

    R. Palkovits, K. Tajvidi, A. M. Ruppert and J. Procelewska, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 576
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02263B

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