Catalytic Air Oxidation of Biomass-Derived Carbohydrates to Formic Acid

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  • Jiang Li,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
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  • Dao-Jun Ding,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
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  • Li Deng,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
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  • Prof. Qing-Xiang Guo,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
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  • Prof. Dr. Yao Fu

    Corresponding author
    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
    • Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3606689
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Abstract

An efficient catalytic system for biomass oxidation to form formic acid was developed. The conversion of glucose to formic acid can reach up to 52 % yield within 3 h when catalyzed by 5 mol % of H5PV2Mo10O40 at only 373 K using air as the oxidant. Furthermore, the heteropolyacid can be used as a bifunctional catalyst in the conversion of cellulose to formic acid (yield=35 %) with air as the oxidant.

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