Simple chemical transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into furans for fuels and chemicals.

@article{Binder2009SimpleCT,
  title={Simple chemical transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into furans for fuels and chemicals.},
  author={Joseph Binder and Ronald T. Raines},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={1979-85}
}
Lignocellulosic biomass is a plentiful and renewable resource for fuels and chemicals. Despite this potential, nearly all renewable fuels and chemicals are now produced from edible resources, such as starch, sugars, and oils; the challenges imposed by notoriously recalcitrant and heterogeneous lignocellulosic feedstocks have made their production from nonfood biomass inefficient and uneconomical. Here, we report that N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA) containing lithium chloride (LiCl) is a privileged… CONTINUE READING

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