(10d) Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose and Polyols On Solid Acids

Liu, H. - Presenter, Peking University

Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose and Polyols on Solid Acids

Haichao Liu

Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China


Cellulose is the most abundant source of biomass for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals that are currently produced from dwindling fossil resources. Thus, cellulose reactions have received considerable attention. In this work, we report our recent progress in catalytic conversion of cellulose into sorbitol and conversion of sorbitol into isosorbide on solid acids, e.g. zeolites, including our understanding on the active sites and reaction pathways.  

The experiments in this work were carried out mainly by T. Deng, Y. Liu and C. Luo under the financial supports from NSFC and MOST.


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