One-step preparation of carbonaceous solid acid catalysts by hydrothermal carbonization of glucose for cellulose hydrolysis

Xinhua Qi, Youfen Lian, Lulu Yan, Richard L. Smith

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Abstract

Carbonaceous materials (CM-SO3H, CM-COOH) were prepared and functionalized in-situ in a single step with SO3H or COOH groups by hydrothermal carbonization of glucose in the presence of sulfosalicylic acid or acrylic acid as co-monomer. The prepared materials were evaluated as solid acid catalysts and exhibited good catalytic activity for the hydrolysis of cellulose in the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([BMIM][Cl]). Remarkably, the carbonaceous materials obtained by the hydrothermal carbonization of glucose could be used directly for the catalytic hydrolysis of cellulose without any post-modification or in-situ functionalization and were surprisingly efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 5

Keywords

  • 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
  • Biomass
  • Cellulose
  • Glucose
  • Ionic liquid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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