Zinc-Incorporated Microporous Molecular Sieve for Mild Catalytic Hydrolysis of γ-Valerolactone : A New Selective Route for Biomass Conversion

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Author(s)

  • Wei Che Lin
  • Lin Ye
  • Simson Wu
  • Ben Lo
  • Pu Zhao
  • Ian McPherson
  • Shik Chi Edman Tsang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4214-4218
Journal / PublicationChemSusChem
Volume11
Issue number24
Online published4 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

γ-Valerolactone (GVL) is regarded as a key platform molecule in the production of fine chemicals such as pentenoic acid (PA) from biomass. Although PA is believed to be the key intermediate in solid-acid-catalyzed reactions of GVL, due to subsequent facile decarboxylation reactions further alkene products are formed. Here, by tailoring the acidity of Brønsted acid sites in an aluminophosphate (AlPO) molecular sieve through incorporation of Zn2+ into the framework, we access a new selective and effective catalyst for GVL conversion to PA.

Research Area(s)

  • aluminophosphate, mild hydrolysis, pentenoic acid, valerolactone, zinc

Citation Format(s)

Zinc-Incorporated Microporous Molecular Sieve for Mild Catalytic Hydrolysis of γ-Valerolactone : A New Selective Route for Biomass Conversion. / Lin, Wei Che; Ye, Lin; Wu, Simson; Lo, Ben; Peng, Yung Kang; Zhao, Pu; McPherson, Ian; Tsang, Shik Chi Edman.

In: ChemSusChem, Vol. 11, No. 24, 20.12.2018, p. 4214-4218.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review