Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion II

Homogeneously Catalyzed Transformations, Acrylics from Biomass, Theoretical Aspects, Lignin Valorization and Pyrolysis Pathways

  • Marcel Schlaf
  • Z. Conrad Zhang

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shuo Liu, Jing Yi, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Guanna Li, Emiel J. M. Hensen, Evgeny A. Pidko
    Pages 63-104
  4. Jacob Heltzel, Sushil K. R. Patil, Carl R. F. Lund
    Pages 105-118
  5. Basudeb Saha, Ian Klein, Trenton Parsell, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar
    Pages 119-129
  6. Adilson R. Gonçalves, Priscila Benar, Ulf Schuchardt
    Pages 131-144
  7. David J. Robichaud, Mark R. Nimlos, G. Barney Ellison
    Pages 145-171
  8. C. V. Pramod, K. Seshan
    Pages 173-198

About this book


Volume II presents the latest advances in catalytic hydrodeoxygenation and other transformations of some cellulosic platform chemicals to high value-added products. It presents the theoretical evaluation of the energetics and catalytic species involved in potential pathways of catalyzed carbohydrate conversion, pathways leading to the formation of humin-based by-products, and thermal pathways in deriving chemicals from lignin pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation. Catalytic gasification of biomass under extreme thermal conditions as an extension of pyrolysis is also discussed.

Marcel Schlaf, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Canada.

Z. Conrad Zhang, PhD, is a Professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


Biofuels production Biomass conversion Homogeneous metal catalysis Hydrodexoygenation Pyrolytic chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcel Schlaf
    • 1
  • Z. Conrad Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.The Guelph-Waterloo-Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry (GWC)2, Department of ChemistryUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Dalian National Laboratory for Clean EnergyDalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsDalianChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-768-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-769-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-6982
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-6990
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