Non-Catalyzed and Pt/γ-Al2O3 Catalyzed Hydrothermal Cellulose Dissolution-Conversion: Influence of the Reaction Parameters
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- Jollet, V., Chambon, F., Rataboul, F. et al. Top Catal (2010) 53: 1254. doi:10.1007/s11244-010-9577-6
The dissolution of cellulose under 5 MPa of H2 in the absence of catalyst is temperature and time dependant. The presence of Pt/γ-Al2O3 increases the initial rate of dissolution. The presence of H2/Pt is essential although its exact role has not been well elucidated.