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Deoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Feedstocks: Hurdles and Opportunities

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  • Dr. Saikat Dutta

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200 (USA), Fax: (+1) 352-392-8758
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200 (USA), Fax: (+1) 352-392-8758
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Say no to O: The catalytic deoxygenation of biomass-derived feedstocks (sugars, sugar alcohols) is a promising pathway towards a sustainable chemical production economy. The development of efficient synthetic protocols for oxygen removal is highly desirable to derive chemical building blocks and fuels. A major challenge is selection/design of effective catalysts. This Highlight appraises the hurdles and opportunities for deoxygenation of biomass feedstocks.

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