OD06 Biomass conversion into platform chemicals in molten salt hydrate - Sorbitol dehydration into Isosorbide

Monday, June 6, 2011: 11:20 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jianrong Li, Jacob A. Moulijn and Michiel Makkee, Catalysis Engineering, TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Conversion of lignocellulose into isosorbide (yields up tot 70 %) in extremely concentrated solution with minimal hydrogen consumption. Isosorbide is a platform molecule and can be used either as a building block in the bulk chemical industry or starting material for dimethyl-isosorbide (a blending compound in diesel fuel).


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