Conversion of cellulose to glucose and levulinic acid via solid-supported acid catalysis
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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.
Hegner, Jessica, Kyle C. Pereira, Brenton DeBoef, and Brett L. Lucht. "Conversion of cellulose to glucose and levulinic acid via solid-supported acid catalysis." Tetrahedron Letters 51, 17 (2010): 2356-2358. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.02.148.