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Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion

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Abstract

Nano-scale metal particles have huge potential due to their wide range of diverse catalytic applications. Recently, they have found numerous applications in the field of biomass conversion. The proposed contribution is aimed at providing a brief account of remarkable recent findings and advances in the design of metal-based nanocatalysts for biomass valorization. We have discussed the rational control of the size, shape, composition and surface properties of nano-scale metal catalysts. Following that, the interplay between various structural parameters and the catalytic properties in the transformation of cellulose, chitin, lignin and lipids has been critically discussed.

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Submitted
13 Jan 2016
Accepted
14 Mar 2016
First published
14 Mar 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 6210-6224
Article type
Feature Article

Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion

Y. Wang, S. De and N. Yan, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6210
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00336B

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