Screening of mono- and bi-functional catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellobiose into sorbitol



Almeida, JMAR, Da Via, L ORCID: 0000-0001-9299-576X, Demma Cara, P, Carvalho, Y, Romano, PN, Pena, JAO, Smith, L, Sousa-Aguiar, EF and Lopez-Sanchez, JA ORCID: 0000-0003-3064-0140
(2017) Screening of mono- and bi-functional catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellobiose into sorbitol. CATALYSIS TODAY, 279. pp. 187-193.

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Abstract

With the ultimate goal of producing robust catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellulose to sorbitol, a number of solid acids were first investigated for the hydrolysis of cellobiose (model compound). In particular, acid functionalization, catalyst recyclability and hydrothermal stability were evaluated for SBA-15. In the second part of the work, the impregnation of Ru nanoparticles (RuNPs) on the Amberlyst 15 (A15) for the preparation of the bi-functional catalyst 3% RuNPs/A15 for the one-pot conversion of cellobiose into sorbitol is described. The performances of the bi-functional catalyst, 5% Ru/C and the physical mixture of the 5% Ru/C and A15 were evaluated for the conversion of cellobiose to sorbitol. When the bi-functional catalyst was employed, 81% yield of sorbitol was obtained after 5 h of reaction. In contrast, the best result with the physical mixture gave less than 53% yield of sorbitol after 5 h, indicating that the bi-functionality of the 3% RuNPs/Amberlyst 15 catalyst plays a major role in this reaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SBA-15 and Amberlyst hydrothermal stability, Ru nanoparticles, Glucose hydrogenation, Cellobiose hydrolysis, One-pot sorbitol synthesis, Ru/C
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2016.06.017
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002507