OB49 Cellulose Deconstruction in Ionic Liquids: Understanding Factors Influencing Hydrolysis, Dehydration and Humin Formation

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 8:20 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Sean J. Dee, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and Alexis T. Bell, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
An investigation was carried out to understand the factors influencing the hydrolysis of cellulose in ionic liquids using mineral acids. Experiments focused on the effects of acid composition, strength, concentration, and the influence of water concentration on the mechanisms and kinetics of cellulose hydrolysis, glucose dehydration, and formation of humins.

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