Catalytic oxidative conversion of cellulosic biomass to formic acid and acetic acid with exceptionally high yields

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Title:
Catalytic oxidative conversion of cellulosic biomass to formic acid and acetic acid with exceptionally high yields
Authors:
Zhang, Jizhe; Sun, Miao; Liu, Xin; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 )
Abstract:
Direct conversion of raw biomass materials to fine chemicals is of great significance from both economic and ecological perspectives. In this paper, we report that a Keggin-type vanadium-substituted phosphomolybdic acid catalyst, namely H4PVMo11O40, is capable of converting various biomass-derived substrates to formic acid and acetic acid with high selectivity in a water medium and oxygen atmosphere. Under optimized reaction conditions, H4PVMo11O40 gave an exceptionally high yield of formic acid (67.8%) from cellulose, far exceeding the values achieved in previous catalytic systems. Our study demonstrates that heteropoly acids are generally effective catalysts for biomass conversion due to their strong acidities, whereas the composition of metal addenda atoms in the catalysts has crucial influence on the reaction pathway and the product selectivity. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Nanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratory
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Catalysis Today
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
DOI:
10.1016/j.cattod.2013.12.010
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09205861
Sponsors:
This research was supported by baseline and AEA research funds to Yu Han from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
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Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jizheen
dc.contributor.authorSun, Miaoen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xinen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:07:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:07:57Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.issn09205861en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cattod.2013.12.010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563726en
dc.description.abstractDirect conversion of raw biomass materials to fine chemicals is of great significance from both economic and ecological perspectives. In this paper, we report that a Keggin-type vanadium-substituted phosphomolybdic acid catalyst, namely H4PVMo11O40, is capable of converting various biomass-derived substrates to formic acid and acetic acid with high selectivity in a water medium and oxygen atmosphere. Under optimized reaction conditions, H4PVMo11O40 gave an exceptionally high yield of formic acid (67.8%) from cellulose, far exceeding the values achieved in previous catalytic systems. Our study demonstrates that heteropoly acids are generally effective catalysts for biomass conversion due to their strong acidities, whereas the composition of metal addenda atoms in the catalysts has crucial influence on the reaction pathway and the product selectivity. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by baseline and AEA research funds to Yu Han from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectBiomass conversionen
dc.subjectFormic aciden
dc.subjectHeteropoly aciden
dc.subjectSelective oxidationen
dc.titleCatalytic oxidative conversion of cellulosic biomass to formic acid and acetic acid with exceptionally high yieldsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Functional Materials (NFM) laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalCatalysis Todayen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, Chinaen
kaust.authorZhang, Jizheen
kaust.authorSun, Miaoen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
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