OB48 Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose: Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 8:00 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Stijn Van de Vyver1, Jan Geboers1, Li Peng1, Wouter Schutyser1, Michiel Dusselier1, Filip de Clippel1, Pierre A. Jacobs2 and Bert F. Sels1, (1)Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium, (2)Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Catholic University of Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Bifunctional carbon nanofiber supported Ni catalysts and sulfonated silica/carbon nanocomposites present promising approaches for direct catalytic transformation of cellulosic biomass into sugar alcohols and glucose, respectively, with the ability to control the cellulose conversion and product distribution.

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