Conversion of highly concentrated cellulose to 1,2-propanediol and ethylene glycol over highly efficient CuCr catalysts

@article{Xiao2013ConversionOH,
  title={Conversion of highly concentrated cellulose to 1,2-propanediol and ethylene glycol over highly efficient CuCr catalysts},
  author={Z. Xiao and S. Jin and Min Pang and Changhai Liang},
  journal={Green Chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={891-895}
}
Direct hydrogenolysis of highly concentrated cellulose (up to 15 wt%) into 1,2-propanediol and ethylene glycol without the formation of coke-like precipitates could be performed over CuCr catalysts. Addition of Ca(OH)2 results in a significant increase in the EG yield. 
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