Early transition metal doped tungstite as an effective catalyst for glucose upgrading to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

Jan J. Wiesfeld, Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Emiel J.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Glucose valorization to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) remains challenging in the transition towards renewable chemistry. Lewis acidic tungstite is a viable, moderately active catalyst for glucose dehydration to HMF. Literature reports a multistep mechanism involving Lewis acid catalyzed isomerization to fructose, which is then dehydrated to HMF by Brønsted acid sites. Doping tungstite with titanium and niobium improves activity by optimizing the ratio between Lewis and Brønsted acid sites. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3093–3101
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume148
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural
  • Biomass
  • Doping
  • Glucose
  • Tungsten oxide

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