Hydrothermal conversion of cellulose into organic acids by metal oxides

Ling Li Xu, Zhi Bao Huo, Feng Wen Wang, Fang Ming Jin

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Abstract

In this paper, hydrothermal conversion of cellulose into organic acids in the presence of metal oxides was investigated. The results showed metal oxides could enhance the conversion of cellulose into organic acids. The total yields of organic acids of 41.6% with Al2O3 2.0 mmol from cellulose was achieved at 300°C for 1 min, NaOH 2.5 M and water 2 mL. The plausible mechanism for the hydrothermal conversion of cellulose into organic acids was also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Development
Pages497-500
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, EESD 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2013 Nov 122013 Nov 13

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume860-863
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, EESD 2013
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period13/11/1213/11/13

Keywords

  • Cellulose
  • Hydrothermal reaction
  • Metal oxides
  • Organic acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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