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Beau Op de Beeck, Dr. Jan Geboers, Dr. Stijn Van de Vyver, Jonas Van Lishout, Jeroen Snelders, Dr. Wouter J. J. Huijgen, Prof. Dr. Christophe M. Courtin, Prof. Dr. Pierre A. Jacobs and Prof. Dr. Bert F. Sels Conversion of (Ligno)Cellulose Feeds to Isosorbide with Heteropoly Acids and Ru on Carbon ChemSusChem 6

Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200610

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Biomass to isosorbide: A promising direct route from cellulose to isosorbide is investigated, relying on a joined action of heteropoly acids and Ru on carbon. This strategy enables fast conversions of pure microcrystalline cellulose and impure cellulose pulps into over 50 % and 60 % isosorbide, respectively.

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