Highly efficient conversion of biomass-derived glycolide to ethylene glycol over CuO in water

Lingli Xu, Zhibao Huo, Jun Fu, Fangming Jin

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Abstract

The efficient conversion of biomass-derived glycolide into ethylene glycol over CuO in water was investigated. The reaction of glycolide was carried out with 25 mmol Zn and 6 mmol CuO with 25% water filling at 250 °C for 150 min, which yielded the desired ethylene glycol in 94% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6009-6012
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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