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Zinc-incorporated microporous for mild catalytic hydrolysis of gamma-valerolactone: a new selective route for biomass conversion

DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201802079 DOI Help

Authors: Wei-che Lin (University of Oxford) , Lin Ye (University of Oxford) , Simson Wu (University of Oxford) , Ben Lo (University of Oxford) , Yung-kang Peng (University of Oxford) , Pu Zhao (University of Oxford) , Ian Mcpherson (University of Oxford) , Edman Tsang (University of Oxford)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemsuschem

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2018

Abstract: Gamma‐valerolactone (GVL) is regarded as a key platform molecule in the production of fine chemicals such as pentenoic acid (PA) from biomass. Although PA is believed to be the key intermediate in solid acid catalyzed reactions of GVL, due to subsequent facile decarboxylation reactions, further alkene products were formed. Here, by tailoring the acidity of Brønsted acid sites in an alumino‐phosphate (AlPO) molecular sieve via incorporation of Zn2+ into the framework, we access a new selective, high yield catalytic route for GVL conversion to PA.

Journal Keywords: Zn-incorporated; AlPO; Gamma-valerolactone; mild hydrolysis; pentenoic acid

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction