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Annu Rusanen, Riikka Lahti, Katja Lappalainen, Johanna Kärkkäinen, Tao Hu, Henrik Romar, Ulla Lassi, Catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over biomass-based activated carbon catalyst, Catalysis Today, 2019, ISSN 0920-5861, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.02.040

Catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over biomass-based activated carbon catalyst

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Author: Rusanen, Annu1; Lahti, Riikka1,2; Lappalainen, Katja1,3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, P.O. Box 4300, FIN-90014 Oulu, Finland
2niversity of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Talonpojankatu 2B, FIN-67100 Kokkola, Finland
3University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Talonpojankatu 2B, FIN-67100 Kokkola, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019032610057
Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2019
Publish Date: 2021-02-18
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Abstract

Selective and efficient dehydration of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) has been widely explored research problem recently, especially from the perspective of more sustainable heterogeneous catalysts. In this study, activated carbon was first produced from a lignocellulosic waste material, birch sawdust. Novel heterogeneous catalysts were then prepared from activated carbon by adding Lewis or Brønsted acid sites on the carbon surface. Prepared catalysts were used to convert glucose to HMF in biphasic water:THF system at 160 °C. The highest HMF yield and selectivity, 51% and 78%, respectively, were obtained in 8 h with a catalytic mixture containing both Lewis and Brønsted acid sites. Also, preliminary recycling experiments were performed. Based on this study, biomass-based activated carbon catalysts show promise for the conversion of glucose to HMF.

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Series: Catalysis today
ISSN: 0920-5861
ISSN-E: 1873-4308
ISSN-L: 0920-5861
Volume: In press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.02.040
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.02.040
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
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