Production of carboxylic acids from glucose with metal oxides under hydrothermal conditions

Yousif S. Adam, Yan Fang, Zhibao Huo, Xu Zeng, Zhenzi Jing, Fangming Jin

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Abstract

Abstract Production of low molecular weight carboxylic acids from glucose with the addition of metal oxides under hydrothermal conditions was investigated. The results showed that CuO, as an oxidant can significantly promote the production of lactic acid, and can also promote the production of acetic acid and formic acid. Fe3O4 can also enhance lactic acid production as a catalyst. The highest yields of 37.1, 9.4, and 4.9 % for lactic acid, acetic acid, and formic acid were achieved, respectively, which occurred at 300°C for 60 s with CuO 1.5 mmol, NaOH 2.5 M, and water filling 35 %.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1425
Pages (from-to)3201-3211
Number of pages11
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

Keywords

  • Carboxylic acids
  • CuO
  • Glucose
  • Hydrothermal reactions
  • Metal oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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