About this book
The book describes the valorization of biomass-derived compounds over gold catalysts.
Since biomass is a rich renewable feedstock for diverse platform molecules, including those currently derived from petroleum, the interest in various transformation routes has become intense. Catalytic conversion of biomass is one of the main approaches to improving the economic viability of biorefineries. In addition, Gold catalysts were found to have outstanding activity and selectivity in many key reactions.
This book collects information about transformations of the most promising and important compounds derived from cellulose, hemicelluloses, and woody biomass extractives. Since gold catalysts possess high stability under oxidative conditions, selective oxidation reactions were discussed more thoroughly than other critical reactions such as partial hydrogenation, acetalization, and isomerization.
The influence of reaction conditions, the role of the catalyst, and the advantages and disadvantages of using gold are presented for all of the reactions mentioned above.
This book provides an overview of the recent research results focusing on application of gold catalysts for synthesis of valuable chemicals using renewable feedstocks.
- Book Title Biomass Processing over Gold Catalysts
- Series Title SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science
- Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Molecular
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00906-3
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-00905-6
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00906-3
- Series ISSN 2191-5407
- Series E-ISSN 2191-5415
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 54
- Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Renewable and Green Energy
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