Comment on processes for the direct conversion of cellulose or cellulosic biomass into levulinate esters

Mark Mascal, Edward B. Nikitin

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Abstract

Reported conversions of cellulose and cellulosic biomass directly into ethyl levulinate by acid-catalyzed thermolysis in ethanol are critically examined. Modest product yields, an ethanol to ether side reaction, and catalyst recyclability issues limit the applied scope of this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1351
Number of pages3
JournalChemSusChem
Volume3
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2010

Keywords

  • biomass
  • cellulose
  • levulinic acid
  • renewable resources
  • sustainable chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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