One-pot catalytic conversion of Nordic pulp media into green platform chemicals
2013 (English)In: Applied Catalysis A: General, ISSN 0926-860X, E-ISSN 1873-3875, Vol. 454, 21-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper, both sulphite and sulphate (Kraft) cellulose from Nordic pulp mills were used as raw materials in the catalytic one-pot synthesis of green platform chemicals, levulinic and formic acids, respectively. The catalyst of choice was a macro-porous, cationic ion-exchange resin, Amberlyst 70. The optimal reaction conditions were determined and the influence of various gas atmospheres was investigated. The maximum yields of 53% formic acid and 57% of levulinic acid were separately obtained in a straight-forward conversion system only containing cellulose, water and the heterogeneous catalyst. The concept introduces a one-pot procedure providing a feasible route to green platform chemicals obtained via conversion of coniferous soft wood pulp to levulinic and formic acids, respectively.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 454, 21-29 p.
Wood pulp, Solid acid catalysis, Amberlyst 70, Levulinic acid, Formic acid
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64221DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.01.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64221DiVA: diva2:590016