Title

Conversion of cellulose to glucose and levulinic acid via solid-supported acid catalysis

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-28-2010

Abstract

Cellulose is hydrolyzed to glucose, which is further converted to levulinic acid in the presence of surface-supported Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysts. Nafion catalysts, in particular, have the potential to be recycled or applied to a continuous flow reactor for the synthesis of these biofuel precursors. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Tetrahedron Letters

Volume

51

Issue

17

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