Microwave-assisted hydrolysis of biomass over activated carbon supported polyoxometalates

S. Tsubaki, K. Oono, A. Onda, T. Ueda, T. Mitani, M. Hiraoka

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Activated carbon supported polyoxometalates (AC-POMs) were used for acceleration of hydrolysis of biomass under microwave irradiation. Microwaves exhibited a higher saccharification rate for cellobiose and green seaweed (Monostroma latissimum) over AC-POMs than conductive heating by 1.25 to 1.55-fold. The activity of the AC-POMs was positively correlated with the dielectric loss of the catalysts, suggesting that microwave susceptibility of AC-POMs is relevant to the enhancement of catalysis under microwave irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12346-12350
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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