Chemical conversion of biomass-derived hexose sugars to levulinic acid over sulfonic acid-functionalized graphene oxide catalysts

Pravin P. Upare, Ji Woong Yoon, Mi Yeon Kim, Hyo Yoon Kang, Dong Won Hwang, Young Kyu Hwang, Harold H Kung, Jong San Chang

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Abstract

Heterogeneous graphene oxide (GO)-based catalysts with sulfonic acid (SO3H) functional groups (GO-SO3H) were used for the selective decomposition of the hexose sugars, glucose and fructose into levulinic acid (LA), which has been used as a platform chemical for various value-added derivatives. The GO-SO3H catalysts gave high yields of around 78% for LA and showed good reuse compatibility with reliable performance. The chemical transformation patterns for hexose sugar decompositions are affected by the temperature, the density of acid sites, and the type of catalyst. The high catalytic performance of GO-SO3H was shown to result from the higher density of Brønsted acid sites in the GO, compared with the Lewis acid sites in other AC-SO3H catalysts. The morphology, surface characteristics, and other physiochemical properties were evaluated using several characterization techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2935-2943
Number of pages9
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Upare, P. P., Yoon, J. W., Kim, M. Y., Kang, H. Y., Hwang, D. W., Hwang, Y. K., ... Chang, J. S. (2013). Chemical conversion of biomass-derived hexose sugars to levulinic acid over sulfonic acid-functionalized graphene oxide catalysts. Green Chemistry, 15(10), 2935-2943. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3gc40353j

Chemical conversion of biomass-derived hexose sugars to levulinic acid over sulfonic acid-functionalized graphene oxide catalysts. / Upare, Pravin P.; Yoon, Ji Woong; Kim, Mi Yeon; Kang, Hyo Yoon; Hwang, Dong Won; Hwang, Young Kyu; Kung, Harold H; Chang, Jong San.

In: Green Chemistry, Vol. 15, No. 10, 2013, p. 2935-2943.

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Upare, Pravin P. ; Yoon, Ji Woong ; Kim, Mi Yeon ; Kang, Hyo Yoon ; Hwang, Dong Won ; Hwang, Young Kyu ; Kung, Harold H ; Chang, Jong San. / Chemical conversion of biomass-derived hexose sugars to levulinic acid over sulfonic acid-functionalized graphene oxide catalysts. In: Green Chemistry. 2013 ; Vol. 15, No. 10. pp. 2935-2943.
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