Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 377–384 | Cite as

Dehydration of glucose to levulinic acid over MFI-type zeolite in subcritical water at moderate conditions

  • Wei Zeng
  • Dang-guo Cheng
  • Huanhuan Zhang
  • Fengqiu Chen
  • Xiaoli Zhan


The catalytic properties of a novel MFI-type zeolite with different SiO2/Al2O3 ratio in the dehydration of glucose to levulinic acid (LA) were investigated in this work. The results demonstrate the strength of acidic sites and the mesoporosity of the zeolites have significant effects on LA formation.


Zeolite MFI Glucose Levulinic acid Mesoporosity 



This research was supported by the SINOPEC Foundation (X505005) and the Scientific Research Foundation of the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars of China, which is greatly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Zeng
    • 1
  • Dang-guo Cheng
    • 1
  • Huanhuan Zhang
    • 1
  • Fengqiu Chen
    • 1
  • Xiaoli Zhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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