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Convergent production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from biomass and CO2

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Abstract

We report a rationally designed process for complete lignocellulose conversion and CO2 utilization to convergently produce 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) that can be used in bioplastics and resins. The phenolic motif of the lignin structure enables the assembly of metal–lignin hybrids to fabricate a single-atom cobalt over nitrogen-doped carbon (Co SAs/N@C) catalyst. The Co SAs/N@C catalyst exhibits outstanding performances in the transformation of carbohydrate-based hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural into FDCA and furoate, respectively. Importantly, during the furfural oxidation, Cs2CO3 is used as a base additive, which can also promote the carboxylation of the 5 position C–H of furoate in the subsequent reaction to give the desired FDCA using CO2 as the C1 source.

Graphical abstract: Convergent production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from biomass and CO2

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2019, accepted on 30 Apr 2019 and first published on 02 May 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC00869A
Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article

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    Convergent production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from biomass and CO2

    H. Zhou, H. Xu, X. Wang and Y. Liu, Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9GC00869A

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