Production of high quality fuels from lignocellulose-derived chemicals ..

Production of high quality fuels from lignocellulose-derived chemicals: a convenient C-C bond formation of furfural, 5-methylfurfural and armotic aldehyde.

A new route of converting the whole lignocellulose biomass derived molecules into high quality fuels was developed with C-C bond formation as the key step. The fuel precursors with 10-14 carbons could be easily obtained though direct self-coupling of furfural, 5-methyfurfural or aromatic aldehyde, the main components of lignocellulose, under mild condition in water. After dehydration/hydrogenation, straight or branched alkanes with 8-14 carbons within diesel ranged fuels were obtained in moderate to high yield.

Reference:
Yao-Bing Huang Zhen Yang Jian-Jun Dai Qingxiang Guo and Yao Fu
RSC Adv., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22008C
Received 01 Sep 2012, Accepted 19 Sep 2012
First published on the web 19 Sep 2012

from RSC Publishing

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