Catalytic Transformations of Biomass-Derived Materials into Value-Added Chemicals

Atsushi Takagaki, Shun Nishimura, Kohki Ebitani

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This manuscript reviews recent literatures on synthesis of furfurals (5-hydroxymethylfurfural, furfural, 5-methyl-2-furaldehyde) from various sugars (glucose, fructose, d-galactose, d-arabinose, xylose, l-rhamnose, lactose, cellobiose, sucrose) and furfural conversions into other carbonyl compounds (2,5-diformylfuran, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, levulinic acid, succinic acid) using catalytic methodology. Our recent achievements on one-pot synthesis of furfurals using solid acid and base catalysts and selective oxidations of furfurals using heterogeneous catalysts are also included. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-182
Number of pages19
JournalCatalysis Surveys from Asia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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