Copper-Based Catalysts for Efficient Valorization of Cellulose

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Noble causes: Cellulose is effectively converted into methanol, propylene, and ethylene glycol over Cu-based catalysts. Overall yields of above 93 %, together with 63 % yield of C1–C3 compounds, can be reached over simple noble-metal-free systems, opening new opportunities for the sustainable and cost-efficient valorization of cellulose.

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