OB47 Acid-Functionalized Nanoparticles: Novel Catalysts for Hydrolysis

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 5:00 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Keith Hohn, Myles Ikenberry, Leidy Pena and Wang Donghai, Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Production of fermentable sugars from biomass offers a potential route to renewable fuels.  This contribution describes the synthesis, characterization, and activity of acid-functionalized nanoparticles for hydrolysis of sucrose.  Acid-functionalized nanoparticles offer significant potential because a magnetic core offers easy separation while strong acid ligands catalyze hydrolysis.

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