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CHAPTER 3

Noble-Metal Catalysts for Conversion of Lignocellulose under Hydrogen Pressure

Noble-metal catalysts are useful for the conversion of recalcitrant and highly oxygenated compounds derived from biomass, since they are remarkably active for the reduction reactions and more stable than base metals under harsh conditions. In this chapter, we show advances in research on the catalysis of noble metals through the hydrolytic hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of lignocellulosic biomass and related compounds as representative reactions in the valorization of biomass. Analytical techniques using high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography are also discussed.

Print publication date: 21 Nov 2014
Copyright year: 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-801-9
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-009-9
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-354-0
From the book series:
Energy and Environment Series