KL-M-BRA-13 Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass into Chemicals by Heterogeneous Catalysts

Monday, June 3, 2013: 3:40 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Atsushi Fukuoka, Hokkaido University, Japan.


High-yielding one-pot synthesis of glucose from cellulose and pentoses/hexoses from real biomass is achieved by using simple activated carbons in only 0.012% HCl aqueous solution. Ball-milling cellulose and the carbon together created good physical contact between the solid substrate and solid catalyst, improving the depolymerization rate of cellulose to oligomers.

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