Production of dimethylfuran for liquid fuels from biomass-derived carbohydrates

@article{RomnLeshkov2007ProductionOD,
  title={Production of dimethylfuran for liquid fuels from biomass-derived carbohydrates},
  author={Yuriy Rom{\'a}n‐Leshkov and Christopher J. Barrett and Zhen Liu and James A. Dumesic},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={447},
  pages={982-985}
}
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