Direct, high-yield conversion of cellulose into biofuel

Mark Mascal, Edward B. Nikitin

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Fueling up with furans: Cellulose can be converted into furanic biofuels in unprecedented yields using an inexpensive, simple process involving concurrent hydrolysis, dehydration, and chlorine substitution reactions coupled with continuous extraction into an organic phase (see scheme). Furanic ethers, such as those that can be derived from the products above, are known diesel additives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7924-7926
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2008

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Furans
Fueling
Ethers
Biofuels
Chlorine
Dehydration
Cellulose
Hydrolysis
Substitution reactions

Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cellulose
  • Furans
  • Sustainable chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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Direct, high-yield conversion of cellulose into biofuel. / Mascal, Mark; Nikitin, Edward B.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 47, No. 41, 29.09.2008, p. 7924-7926.

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Mascal, Mark ; Nikitin, Edward B. / Direct, high-yield conversion of cellulose into biofuel. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2008 ; Vol. 47, No. 41. pp. 7924-7926.
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