Production of Platform Chemicals from Sustainable Resources

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
  • Xinhua Qi

Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Production of Sugars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lei Qin, Wen-Chao Li, Jia-Qing Zhu, Bing-Zhi Li, Ying-Jin Yuan
      Pages 3-41
  3. Production of Aldehydes

  4. Production of Acids

  5. Production of Alcohols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. José R. Ochoa-Gómez, Tomás Roncal
      Pages 265-309
    3. Felipe Antonio Fernandes Antunes, Júlio César dos Santos, Mário Antônio Alves da Cunha, Larissa Pereira Brumano, Thais Suzane dos Santos Milessi, Ruly Terán-Hilares et al.
      Pages 311-342
    4. Keiichi Tomishige, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Masazumi Tamura
      Pages 343-373
    5. Antonio D. Moreno, Pablo Alvira, David Ibarra, Elia Tomás-Pejó
      Pages 375-410
  6. Production of Lactones and Amino Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Kai Yan, Huixia Luo
      Pages 413-436
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-475

About this book


This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, the latest research, prospects and challenges of the production of platform chemicals such as C6 sugars, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, furfural, gamma-valerolactone, xylitol, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, levulinic acid, ethanol and others from sustainable biomass resources using processes that include heterogeneous catalysis, ionic liquids, hydrothermal/solvothermal, electrochemical and fermentation methods. It also discusses the application of these chemicals and their derivatives for synthesizing commodity chemicals via various routes. Intended as a reference resource for researchers, academicians and industrialists in the area of energy, chemical engineering and biomass conversion, it provides a wealth of information essential for assessing the production and application of various biomass-derived platform chemicals using biological, chemical and electrochemical techniques. 


Platform chemicals Biomass Sustainable energy Sugars Catalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    • 2
  • Xinhua Qi
    • 3
  1. 1.Nanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Agro-Environmental Protection Institute (AEPI), Ministry of AgricultureTianjinChina

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