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Sn-Doped Hydroxylated MgF2 Catalysts for the Fast and Selective Saccharification of Cellulose to Glucose

Authors

  • Dr. Stefan Wuttke,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Butenandstr. 5–13 (E), 81377 Munich (Germany)
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  • Alina Negoi,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241
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  • Dr. Nicoleta Gheorghe,

    1. National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor Str. 105bis, PO Box MG. 7, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)
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  • Dr. Victor Kuncser,

    1. National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor Str. 105bis, PO Box MG. 7, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)
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  • Prof. Erhard Kemnitz,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468
    • Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468
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  • Prof. Vasile Parvulescu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241
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  • Prof. Simona M. Coman

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241
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Abstract

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Tin, tailored, not solder, but cat: Doped hydroxylated fluorides, prepared by a modified sol–gel method, offer enhanced acidity and improved stability against water, and efficiency in the degradation of cellulose. These materials extend the portfolio of acid catalysts for fast and selective hydrolysis of biomass to glucose, which offers a feedstock for bioethanol production.

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