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Direct Synthesis of Sorbitol and Glycerol from Cellulose over Ionic Ru/Magnetite Nanoparticles in the Absence of External Hydrogen

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  • Alina Negoi,

    1. Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)
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  • Ioan Teodor Trotus,

    1. Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)
    2. Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Pérolles 80, CP 32, CH-1705 Fribourg (Switzerland)
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  • Prof. Olimpia Mamula Steiner,

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    1. Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Pérolles 80, CP 32, CH-1705 Fribourg (Switzerland)
    • Olimpia Mamula Steiner, Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Pérolles 80, CP 32, CH-1705 Fribourg (Switzerland)

      Vasile I. Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

      Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

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  • Dr. Madalina Tudorache,

    1. Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (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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  • Dr. Dan Macovei,

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

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)
    • Olimpia Mamula Steiner, Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Pérolles 80, CP 32, CH-1705 Fribourg (Switzerland)

      Vasile I. Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

      Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

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  • Prof. Simona M. Coman

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    1. Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)
    • Olimpia Mamula Steiner, Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Pérolles 80, CP 32, CH-1705 Fribourg (Switzerland)

      Vasile I. Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

      Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemisty, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania)

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Abstract

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A sweet catalyst: A catalyst formed of Ru/functionalized silica-coated magnetite nanoparticles is highly efficient in the one-pot production of sorbitol and glycerol, starting from cellulose and in the absence of an external hydrogen source. The ease of recoverability of the catalyst from the solid residues, and its reuse without loss of activity or selectivity for several runs, is an important green element of the process.

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