Molybdenum-containing acidic catalysts to convert cellulosic biomass to glycolic acid

Yu Han (Inventor), Jizhe Zhang (Inventor), Xin Liu (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Embodiments of the present invention include methods and compositions related to catabolic conversion of cellulosic biomass to glycolic acid using molybdenum-containing acidic catalysts. The invention includes the use of heteropoly and isopoly acids and salts as the molybdenum-containing multi-functional catalysts for biomass conversion. In embodiments of the invention, the reactions employ successive hydrolysis, retro-aldol fragmentation, and selective oxidation in a noble metal-free system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS 8846974 B2
StatePublished - Sep 30 2014

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