Catalysis Letters

, Volume 102, Issue 3, pp 163–169

Hydrolysis of sugars catalyzed by water-tolerant sulfonated mesoporous silicas

  • Paresh L. Dhepe
  • Masataka Ohashi
  • Shinji Inagaki
  • Masaru Ichikawa
  • Atsushi Fukuoka
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-005-5850-x

Cite this article as:
Dhepe, P.L., Ohashi, M., Inagaki, S. et al. Catal Lett (2005) 102: 163. doi:10.1007/s10562-005-5850-x
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Abstract

Mesoporous silicas are modified with sulfonic acid groups either by one-pot or by grafting method. In the hydrolysis of sucrose and starch, the sulfonated mesoporous silicas work as water-tolerant recyclable solid acid catalysts, showing higher conversion and turnover frequency than conventional Amberlyst-15, Nafion-silica and HZSM-5 catalysts.

Key words:

sulfonated mesoporous silicasolid acid catalystsucrosestarchhydrolysis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paresh L. Dhepe
    • 1
  • Masataka Ohashi
    • 1
  • Shinji Inagaki
    • 2
  • Masaru Ichikawa
    • 3
  • Atsushi Fukuoka
    • 3
  1. 1.CRESTJapan Science and Technology AgencyJapan
  2. 2.Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc.NagakuteJapan
  3. 3.Catalysis Research CenterHokkaido UniversityJapan