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Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-derived Compounds to C4 Chemicals

Increasing interest in converting bio-renewable chemical into liquid fuel, polymers and pharmaceutical products has attract extensive attention both in academic and industrial research to replace petrochemicals with novel platform chemicals derived from bio-based feedstock. Chemistry involving C4 chemicals (molecules with four carbon atoms) has been studied to make a variety of products, including fuel additives and polymer building blocks. This chapter gives an overview of the catalytic synthesis of C4 products from bio-sustainable chemicals, including C4 diols, alkenes, ketones and alcohols, by reviewing the impact of catalyst composition on product selective and the speculated catalytic reaction mechanisms.

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15 Feb 2019
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From the book series:
SPR - Catalysis