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Dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide over H-beta zeolites with high Si/Al ratios

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Abstract

Conversion of sorbitol to isosorbide by heterogeneous catalysts is a challenge in biorefinery. Herein, H-beta zeolites with specific Si/Al ratios uniquely give isosorbide in up to 76% yield under mild conditions. Mechanistic study has suggested that acid sites on hydrophobic internal surface are active for this reaction.

Graphical abstract: Dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide over H-beta zeolites with high Si/Al ratios

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2015, accepted on 09 Mar 2015 and first published on 09 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00319A
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Green Chem., 2015,17, 2732-2735

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    Dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide over H-beta zeolites with high Si/Al ratios

    H. Kobayashi, H. Yokoyama, B. Feng and A. Fukuoka, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 2732
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00319A

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