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March 21, 2017
VIP: Chemocatalytic Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass to Methyl Glycolate, Ethylene Glycol, and Ethanol
Dr. Gang Xu, Prof. Dr. Aiqin Wang, Dr. Jifeng Pang, Dr. Xiaochen Zhao, Dr. Jinming Xu, Nian Lei, Dr. Jia Wang, Dr. Mingyuan Zheng, Prof. Dr. Jianzhong Yin and Prof. Dr. Tao Zhang
One green pot: A new chemocatalytic conversion route from cellulosic biomass to methyl glycolate, ethylene glycol, and ethanol is developed. In the first step, methyl glycolate is produced up to a yield of 57.7 C % from the one-pot transformation of cellulose in methanol through catalysis of WOx and the assistance of O2; then, methyl glycolate is further hydrogenated in the second step to ethylene glycol and ethanol over a Cu/SiO2 catalyst.
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