O-Tu-BRA-12 Single-site Tin Catalysts for Glucose Conversions

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 3:40 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Zhongliang Ernest Shen, Xianliang Hou, Harold H. Kung and Mayfair C. Kung, Northwestern University, USA.
I report herein the development of single-site Sn catalysts that are structurally analagous to Sn-Beta, and are highly tunable. These catalysts show activity in converting glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). A glucose isomerization to fructose by Sn, followed by fructose dehydration to HMF by H+ mechanism is proposed.

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