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Efficient conversion of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by a common Lewis acid SnCl4 in an ionic liquid
The common Lewis acid SnCl4 could efficiently convert glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([EMim]BF4). New evidence indicated that the formation ofExpand
Catalytic Transformation of Lignocellulose into Chemicals and Fuel Products in Ionic Liquids.
This review focuses on the catalytic chemical conversion of lignocellulose and its primary ingredients into value-added chemicals and fuel products using ILs as the reaction media. Expand
Highly efficient synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides over cellulose/KI.
It is found that the hydroxyl groups on the vicinal carbons of cellulose play a key role for the very high efficiency of the catalyst. Expand
Hydrogenation of CO2 to formic acid promoted by a diamine-functionalized ionic liquid.
Amines to an end: The basic diamine-functionalized ionic liquid 1,3-di(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl)-2-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate was prepared and used in the hydrogenation of CO(2) toExpand
MOF-5/n-Bu4NBr: an efficient catalyst system for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2 under mild conditions
The development of efficient heterogeneous catalysts for the cycloaddition of CO2 with epoxides to produce five-membered cyclic carbonates under mild reaction conditions is of great importance. InExpand
Direct conversion of inulin to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in biorenewable ionic liquids
In this work, we found that inulin is soluble in ionic liquids (ILs) choline chloride (ChoCl)/oxalic acid and ChoCl/citric acid, which are prepared entirely from cheap and renewable materials. On theExpand
Large-scale production of high-quality graphene using glucose and ferric chloride
Graphene and its derivatives have great potential for a variety of applications. The large-scale production of high-quality graphene using simple methods with cheap feedstocks is crucial for its wideExpand
Porous Zirconium-Phytic Acid Hybrid: a Highly Efficient Catalyst for Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reductions.
This work describes for the first time the preparation of organic-inorganic hybrid catalysts by using natural phytic acid as building block by synthesizing Zr-PhyA, which was used to catalyze the mild and selective Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction of various carbonyl compounds. Expand
Conversion of glucose and cellulose into value-added products in water and ionic liquids
Lignocellulosic biomass contains about 45% cellulose. Conversion of cellulose and cellulose-derived glucose into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels benefits sustainable development of our societyExpand
A new porous Zr-containing catalyst with a phenate group: an efficient catalyst for the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ethyl levulinate to γ-valerolactone
Catalytic transfer hydrogenation (CTH) of ethyl levulinate (EL) to gamma-valerolactone (GVL) is a very attractive reaction in the field of biomass transformation. In this work, a new porousExpand