Selective oxidation of complex, water-insoluble biomass to formic acid using additives as reaction accelerators

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Publication Details

Author(s): Albert J, Woelfel R, Bösmann A, Wasserscheid P
Journal: Energy and Environmental Science
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 5
Pages range: 7956-7962
ISSN: 1754-5692
Language: English


Abstract


The oxidation of complex, water-insoluble biomass to formic acid is reported using a Keggin-type polyoxometalate (H5PV2Mo10O40) as the homogeneous catalyst, oxygen as the oxidant, water as the solvent and p-toluenesulfonic acid as the best additive. The reaction proceeds at 90 degrees C and 30 bar O-2 and transforms feedstock like wood, waste paper, or even cyanobacteria to formic acid and CO2 as the sole products. The reaction obtains up to 53% yield in formic acid for xylan as the feedstock within 24 h. Besides the role of the additive as a reaction promoter, the formic acid isolation and the recycling of catalyst and additive are demonstrated.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Albert, Jakob Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Bösmann, Andreas Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Wasserscheid, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik
Woelfel, Rene
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik


How to cite

APA:
Albert, J., Woelfel, R., Bösmann, A., & Wasserscheid, P. (2012). Selective oxidation of complex, water-insoluble biomass to formic acid using additives as reaction accelerators. Energy and Environmental Science, 5, 7956-7962. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ee21428h

MLA:
Albert, Jakob, et al. "Selective oxidation of complex, water-insoluble biomass to formic acid using additives as reaction accelerators." Energy and Environmental Science 5 (2012): 7956-7962.

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