Back Cover: Conversion of (Ligno)Cellulose Feeds to Isosorbide with Heteropoly Acids and Ru on Carbon (ChemSusChem 1/2013)

Authors

  • Beau Op de Beeck,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
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  • Dr. Jan Geboers,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
    2. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
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  • Dr. Stijn Van de Vyver,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
    2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Avenue 77, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (USA)
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  • Jonas Van Lishout,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
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  • Jeroen Snelders,

    1. Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Dr. Wouter J. J. Huijgen,

    1. Biomass & Energy Efficiency, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten (The Netherlands)
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  • Prof. Dr. Christophe M. Courtin,

    1. Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 22, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium)
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  • Prof. Dr. Pierre A. Jacobs,

    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
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  • Prof. Dr. Bert F. Sels

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
    • Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 1632-1998
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Abstract

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The back cover picture shows the sequential steps for the conversion of wheat straw to isosorbide: organosolv pretreatment of wheat straw to delignified pulp followed by one-pot hydrolytic hydrogenation and dehydration to isosorbide with heteropoly acids and Ru/C, as described by Sels et al. on page 199. The carbon cycle is tentatively closed via CO2 uptake from the end products (e.g. polymers, surfactants) by the wheat plants.

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