Biomass Conversion to Chemicals I

Monday, June 3, 2013: 9:40 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Brent H. Shanks, Iowa State University, USA and Heinz J. Robota, University of Dayton Research Institute, USA.
9:40 AM
Conversion of Glucose into Levulinic Acid with Solid Metal(IV) Phosphate Catalysts
Ronen Weingarten1, Yong Tae Kim1, Geoffrey A. Tompsett2, Alejandro Fernández2, Kee Sung Han3, Edward W. Hagaman3, W. Curtis Conner2, James A. Dumesic1 and George W. Huber1, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, (2)University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, (3)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
10:00 AM
Mechanism of Glucose Isomerization Depends Upon Whether Sn is Isolated in the Framework or Extraframework SnOx in Zeolite Beta
Ricardo Bermejo-Deval, Rajamani Gounder and Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology, USA.
10:20 AM
Transformation of Aldose Sugars to Platform Furans Using CrCl3 with HCl in Aqueous Media
Vinit Choudhary1, Samir H. Mushrif1, Chris Ho1, Cory Mackintosh1, Michael Orella1, Andre Anderko2, Vladimiros Nikolakis1, Nebojsa Marinkovic1, Anatoly I. Frenkel3, Dionisios G. Vlachos1 and Stanley I. Sandler1, (1)University of Delaware, USA, (2)OLI Systems Inc., USA, (3)Yeshiva University, USA.
10:40 AM
Continuous D-Fructose Dehydration to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural under Mild Conditions
Christof Aellig and Ive Hermans, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
11:00 AM
Kinetics of Reaction of Fructose to Form 5-(hydroxymethyl) Furfural
Anirban Das, Jing Zhang and Eric Weitz, Northwestern University, USA.
11:20 AM
Sugar Conversion to Alkyl Lactate and Lactic Acid with Bifunctional Carbon-Silica Nanocomposite Catalysts
Filip de Clippel1, Michiel Dusselier1, Steffen Oswald2, Lars Giebeler2, Joeri F.M. Denayer3, Pierre A. Jacobs1 and Bert F. Sels1, (1)Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, (2)IFW Dresden, Germany, (3)Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
11:40 AM
Catalytic Conversion of Bio-ethanol into 1,3-butadiene
Carlo Angelici, Bert M. Weckhuysen and Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Utrecht University, Netherlands.