Highly Selective and Complete Conversion of Cellobiose to Gluconic Acid over Au/Cs2HPW12O40 Nanocomposite Catalyst

Authors

  • Jizhe Zhang,

    1. Advanced Membrane and Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Fax: +966-2-8082407
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  • Dr. Xin Liu,

    1. School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 (China)
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  • Dr. Mohamed Nejib Hedhili,

    1. Imaging and Characterization Core Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
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  • Dr. Yihan Zhu,

    1. Advanced Membrane and Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Fax: +966-2-8082407
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  • Prof. Yu Han

    Corresponding author
    1. Advanced Membrane and Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Fax: +966-2-8082407
    • Advanced Membrane and Porous Materials Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Fax: +966-2-8082407

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Abstract

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Gluconic acid for everyone! A novel Au/Cs2HPW12O40 bifunctional catalyst has been prepared that enables the selective conversion of cellobiose to gluconic acid with a very high yield (up to 96.4 %).

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