By Mizuho Yabushita
The subject of this thesis is catalytic conversion of non-food, considerable, and renewable biomass similar to cellulose and chitin to chemical substances. In biorefinery, chemical transformation of polymers to helpful compounds has attracted around the world curiosity for construction sustainable societies. First, the present state of affairs of this sizzling examine region has been summarized good within the basic advent of the thesis, which is helping readers to get to grips with this subject. subsequent, the writer explains high-yielding creation of glucose from cellulose by utilizing an alkali-activated carbon as a catalyst, leading to a yield of glucose as excessive as 88%, that is one of many optimum yields ever mentioned. The characterization of carbon fabrics has indicated that vulnerable acid websites at the catalyst advertise the response, that's markedly varied from pronounced catalytic structures that require powerful acids. additionally, the 1st catalytic transformation of chitin with retention of N-acetyl teams has been built. the combo of mechanocatalytic hydrolysis and thermal solvolysis permits the creation of N-acetylated monomers in stable yields of as much as 70%. The catalytic platforms confirmed during this thesis are designated within the fields of either chemistry and chemical engineering, and their excessive efficiencies can give a contribution to eco-friendly and sustainable chemistry sooner or later. in the meantime, mechanistic experiences in response to characterization, thermodynamics, kinetics, and version reactions have additionally been played to bare the jobs of catalysts in the course of the reactions. the implications may be valuable for readers to layout and improve new catalysts and response systems.
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Prepared sulfonated carbon (denoted as AC–SO3H) by boiling commercial activated carbon (AC) in concentrated H2SO4, and AC–SO3H produced glucose in 41 % yield at 423 K for 24 h (entry 18) [138, 139]. After 18 1 General Introduction exposing AC–SO3H to reaction conditions without cellulose, they performed hydrolysis of cellulose again using the ﬁltrate as a solvent without adding any solid catalysts; as a result, glucose yield was as low as that of a blank reaction without catalyst. 2 % of sulfonic groups in the catalyst) was detected in the ﬁltrate .
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