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Srivastava, V., Lappalainen, K., Rusanen, A., Morales, G., Lassi, U., ChemPlusChem 2023, 88, e202300309.

Current status and challenges for metal-organic-framework-assisted conversion of biomass into value-added chemicals

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Author: Srivastava, Varsha1; Lappalainen, Katja1; Rusanen, Annu1;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4300, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Tulipán s-n, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-11-07


Owing to the abundance of availability, low cost, and environmental-friendliness, biomass waste could serve as a prospective renewable source for value-added chemicals. Nevertheless, biomass conversion into chemicals is quite challenging due to the heterogeneous nature of biomass waste. Biomass-derived chemicals are appealing sustainable solutions that can reduce the dependency on existing petroleum-based production. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-based catalysts and their composite materials have attracted considerable amounts of interest in biomass conversion applications recently because of their interesting physical and chemical characteristics. Due to their tunability, the catalytic activity and selectivity of MOF-based catalyst/composite materials can be tailored by functionalizing them with a variety of functional groups to enhance biomass conversion efficiency. This review focuses on the catalytic transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into value-added chemicals by employing MOF-based catalyst/composite materials. The main focus is given to the production of the platform chemicals HMF and Furfural from the corresponding (hemi)cellulosic biomass, due to their versatility as intermediates for the production of various biobased chemicals and fuels. The effects of different experimental parameters on the conversion of biomass by MOF-based catalysts are also included. Finally, current challenges and perspectives of biomass conversion into chemicals by MOF-based catalysts are highlighted.

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Series: ChemPlusChem
ISSN: 2192-6506
ISSN-E: 2192-6506
ISSN-L: 2192-6506
Volume: 88
Issue: 11
Article number: e202300309
DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202300309
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: Authors acknowledge research funding from Kone Foundation (Grant number 201903073), Metsa funding to the University of Oulu, and Research Council of Finland, and funding from Academy of Finland (decision number 346537).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 346537
Detailed Information: 346537 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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