High yield conversion of cellulosic biomass into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and a study of the reaction kinetics of cellulose to HMF conversion in a biphasic system

Atanda, Luqman, Konarova, Muxina, Ma, Qing, Mukundan, Swathi, Shrotri, Abhijit and Beltramini, Jorge (2016) High yield conversion of cellulosic biomass into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and a study of the reaction kinetics of cellulose to HMF conversion in a biphasic system. Catalysis Science and Technology, 6 16: 6257-6266. doi:10.1039/c6cy00820h


Author Atanda, Luqman
Konarova, Muxina
Ma, Qing
Mukundan, Swathi
Shrotri, Abhijit
Beltramini, Jorge
Title High yield conversion of cellulosic biomass into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and a study of the reaction kinetics of cellulose to HMF conversion in a biphasic system
Journal name Catalysis Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2044-4761
2044-4753
Publication date 2016-08-21
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c6cy00820h
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 6
Issue 16
Start page 6257
End page 6266
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 1503 Catalysis
Abstract Catalytic technology for cellulosic biomass conversion has been proven to be a promising approach for valuable chemical feedstock production. However, its recalcitrant nature is a major limitation to unlocking the carbohydrate biopolymer content and their subsequent conversion into 5-hydroxymethylfural (HMF). This paper investigates the production of HMF using glucose, cellulose, sugarcane bagasse and rice husk as the feedstocks. Acid dehydration of the carbohydrate sources was conducted in a biphasic system of water–MeTHF modified with N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) over a phosphated TiO2 catalyst. The catalyst displayed a very good catalytic performance for the conversion of glucose into HMF (91% yield). More so, it is suitable for the selective conversion of mechanocatalytic depolymerized cellulose to 74.7% yield of HMF. Cellulosic biomass could also be directly converted into HMF and furfural in reasonable yields. The efficiency of biomass-to-HMF production was further advanced after biomass fractionation treatment. Remarkable yields of 72% and 65% HMF were produced from sugarcane bagasse and rice husk, respectively. Finally, the reaction kinetics of solubilized cellulose to HMF conversion was investigated and a simplified kinetic model comprising two reaction steps was developed: (1) hydrolysis of cello-oligomers to glucose and (2) glucose dehydration to HMF.
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