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Temperature-controlled phase-transfer catalysis for ethylene glycol production from cellulose

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Abstract

A temperature-controlled phase-transfer catalyst—tungsten acid, which in combination with a robust heterogeneous catalyst Ru/C shows a high activity and exceptional reusability for the one-pot conversion of cellulose to ethylene glycol. This binary system can be reused more than 20 times with ethylene glycol yield over 50%.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-controlled phase-transfer catalysis for ethylene glycol production from cellulose

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Submitted
30 Mar 2012
Accepted
23 May 2012
First published
24 May 2012

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 7052-7054
Article type
Communication

Temperature-controlled phase-transfer catalysis for ethylene glycol production from cellulose

Z. Tai, J. Zhang, A. Wang, M. Zheng and T. Zhang, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 7052
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC32305B

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