Hydrothermal process for increasing acetic acid yield from lignocellulosic wastes

Fangming Jin, Junchao Zheng, Heiji Enomoto, Takehiko Moriya, Naohiro Sato, Hisao Higashijima

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To increase the acetic acid yield in a wet oxidation of lignocellulosic wastes, a new two-step reaction process is proposed. The first step produces 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (HMF) and 2-furaldehyde (2-FA) by dehydration of monosaccharides which are formed by hydrolysis of polysaccharides under the condition of non-supply of oxygen. In the second step, HMF and 2-FA are oxidized to acetic acid with oxygen newly added. The yield increased about twofold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-505
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May 5
Externally publishedYes

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