Catalytic Transformations of Biomass-Derived Materials into Value-Added Chemicals
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- Takagaki, A., Nishimura, S. & Ebitani, K. Catal Surv Asia (2012) 16: 164. doi:10.1007/s10563-012-9142-3
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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.