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A hydrothermally stable ytterbium metal–organic framework as a bifunctional solid-acid catalyst for glucose conversion

DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05364F DOI Help

Authors: David Burnett (University of Warwick) , Ryan Oozeerally (University of Warwick) , Ralentri Pertiwi (Universitas Indonesia) , Thomas W. Chamberlain (University of Warwick) , Nikolay Cherkasov (University of Warwick) , Guy J. Clarkson (University of Warwick) , Yuni K. Krisnandi (Universitas Indonesia) , Volkan Degirmenci (University of Warwick) , Richard I. Walton (University of Warwick)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Communications , VOL 316

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2019
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 13284

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Abstract: Yb6(BDC)7(OH)4(H2O)4 contains both bridging hydroxyls and metal-coordinated waters, possessing Brønsted and Lewis acid sites. The material crystallises from water at 200 °C. Using the solid as a heterogenous catalyst, glucose is converted into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, via fructose, with a total selectivity of ∼70% after 24 hours at 140 °C in water alone: the material is recyclable with no loss of crystallinity.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

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