Conversion mechanism of cellulosic biomass to lactic acid in subcritical water and acid-base catalytic effect of subcritical water

Fangming Jin, Zhouyu Zhou, Heiji Enomoto, Takehiko Moriya, Hisao Higashijima

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Abstract

The conversion mechanism of cellulosic biomass to lactic acid in subcritical water without the addition of any alkaline catalyst is discussed. Results showed that this conversion mechanism appears to follow the same pathways elucidated in the conversion of sugar to lactic acid in an alkaline solution. Further, it is suggested that water in the subcritical region may act as an effective acid-base catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-127
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 5

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  • Chemistry(all)

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