Biomass Processing over Gold Catalysts

  • Olga A. Simakova
  • Robert J. Davis
  • Dmitry Yu. Murzin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 1-9
  3. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 11-31
  4. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 33-33
  5. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 35-37
  6. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 39-40
  7. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 41-42
  8. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 43-45
  9. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 47-49
  10. Olga A. Simakova, Robert J. Davis, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    Pages 51-51
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 53-54

About this book

Introduction

The book describes the valorization of biomass-derived compounds over gold catalysts.

Since biomass is a rich renewable feedstock for diverse platform molecules, including those currently derived from petroleum, the interest in various transformation routes has become intense. Catalytic conversion of biomass is one of the main approaches to improving the economic viability of biorefineries.  In addition, Gold catalysts were found to have outstanding activity and selectivity in many key reactions.

This book collects information about transformations of the most promising and important compounds derived from cellulose, hemicelluloses, and woody biomass extractives. Since gold catalysts possess high stability under oxidative conditions, selective oxidation reactions were discussed more thoroughly than other critical reactions such as partial hydrogenation, acetalization, and isomerization.
The influence of reaction conditions, the role of the catalyst, and the advantages and disadvantages of using gold are presented for all of the reactions mentioned above.

This book provides an overview of the recent research results focusing on application of gold catalysts for synthesis of valuable chemicals using renewable feedstocks.

Keywords

Acetalization Biomass Conversion Catalyst Stability Catalytic Processing of Biomass Gold Catalysis Isomerization Organic Synthesis Selective Oxidation

Authors and affiliations

  • Olga A. Simakova
    • 1
  • Robert J. Davis
    • 2
  • Dmitry Yu. Murzin
    • 3
  1. 1., School of Chemical andGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2., Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3., Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry &Åbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00906-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00905-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00906-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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