Highly active and recyclable Sn-MWW zeolite catalyst for sugar conversion to methyl lactate and lactic acid

Qiang Guo, Fengtao Fan, Evgeny A. Pidko, William N.P. Van Der Graaff, Zhaochi Feng, Can Li, Emiel J.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Not just sugar! Lewis-acidic Sn-MWW zeolites are obtained through postsynthesis functionalization of deboronated B-MWW with Sn. These materials are highly active, selective, and recyclable catalysts for the conversion of triose sugars to methyl lactate (in methanol) and lactic acid (in water). They also demonstrate good performance in the conversion of hexose sugars and sucrose to methyl lactate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1356
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Lewis acids
  • Sn-MWW zeolite
  • biomass
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • sustainable chemistry

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