Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 1003–1014 | Cite as

Cellulose-supported Pd nanoparticles: effective for the selective oxidation of glucose into gluconic acid

  • Xinxin Zhang
  • Haoyan Shi
  • Quan ChiEmail author
  • Xixi Liu
  • Lianqing ChenEmail author
Original Paper


Cellulose-supported on Pd nanoparticles (Pd/cellulose) were successfully prepared by chemical reduction technique and characterized by various experimental tools. The Pd/cellulose catalyst was found to effectively promote the oxidation of glucose into gluconic acid under mild conditions. The base played a crucial role in the oxidation of glucose into gluconic acid. Glucose was fully converted at room temperature after 3 h by the use of stoichiometric amount of Na2CO3 to neutralize gluconic acid, and gluconic acid was obtained in a high yield of 91.2%. The catalyst was recovered from product and reused up to five times without significant loss in its catalytic activity.


Cellulose Pd nanoparticles Glucose Gluconic acid Oxidation 



The Project was supported by Special Fund for Basic Scientific Research of Central Colleges, South-Central University for Nationalities (YCZW15100).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Sciences of the Ministry of EducationSouth-Central University for NationalitiesWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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