O-M-BRA-8 Carbon Nanofiber Supported Nickel Catalysts for the Reductive Splitting of Cellulose

Monday, June 3, 2013: 1:30 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Wouter Schutyser1, Stijn Van de Vyver1,2, Michiel Dusselier1, Jan Geboers1,3 and Bert F. Sels1, (1)KU Leuven, Belgium, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, (3)Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany.
The selective one-pot hydrolytic hydrogenation of cellulose to sugar alcohols, as a very interesting route for biomass valorization, is demonstrated using a carbon nanofiber supported nickel catalyst with a well-balanced ratio of the acid to metal functions.

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