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Enhancing the conversion of D-xylose into furfural at low temperatures using chloride salts as co-catalysts: Catalytic combination of AlCl3 and formic acid

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dc.contributor.author Lopes, Marystela
dc.contributor.author Dussan, Karla
dc.contributor.author Leahy, James J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T07:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T07:42:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lopes, M,Dussan, K,Leahy, JJ (2017) 'Enhancing the conversion of D-xylose into furfural at low temperatures using chloride salts as co-catalysts: Catalytic combination of AlCl3 and formic acid'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 323 :278-286. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5936
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available on ULIR until the embargo expires on the 26/4/2019
dc.description.abstract Furfural is a potential platform chemical derived from biomass, which has gained increased attention as a potential substitute for the displacement of petrochemicals and the production of biofuels. The catalytic effect of different metal tri-chlorides (FeCl3, AlCl3 and CrCl3) with formic acid (FA) was investigated for the selective conversion of D-xylose to furfural in aqueous solutions. Reactions were carried out at various temperatures (100–170 C), FA concentrations (0–65 wt%), and metal chloride concentrations (0.2– 0.8 M). Lyxose was identified as primary intermediate of the conversion of xylose at low temperatures and FA concentrations. A mixture containing 0.4 M AlCl3 and 55 wt% FA was the most selective and active system for the production of furfural at low temperatures (130 C, selectivity 70–90%). A simplified kinetic model was developed to describe the overall xylose conversion and furfural formation under the selected conditions, offering a valuable tool for process optimisation and design. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Chemical Engineering Journal;323, pp. 278-286
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.04.114
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemical Engineering Journal, 323, pp. 278-286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2017.04.114 en_US
dc.subject xylose en_US
dc.subject furfural en_US
dc.subject aluminium chloride en_US
dc.subject formic acid en_US
dc.title Enhancing the conversion of D-xylose into furfural at low temperatures using chloride salts as co-catalysts: Catalytic combination of AlCl3 and formic acid en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T07:22:12Z
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dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cej.2017.04.114
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2716366
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Chemical Engineering Journal
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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