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Title: The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan


Improved selectivities to aromatics and olefins were achieved with mesoporous ZSM-5 and ZSM-5 nanocrystals with coke formed in micropores.

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  1. College of Material Science and Technology; Beijing Forestry University; Key Laboratory of Wooden Material Science and Application; Ministry of Education; Beijing
  2. Department of Chemical Engineering; University of Massachusetts; Amherst; USA
  3. Department of Chemical Engineering; University of Massachusetts; Amherst; USA; School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  4. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; University of Wisconsin Madison; Madison; USA
  5. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; University of Minnesota; USA
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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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DOE Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Green Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 15; Related Information: CCEI partners with the University of Delaware (lead); Brookhaven National Laboratory; California Institute of Technology; Columbia University; University of Delaware; Lehigh University; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Minnesota; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; Rutgers University; Journal ID: ISSN 1463-9262
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Gou, Jinsheng, Wang, Zhuopeng, Li, Chao, Qi, Xiaoduo, Vattipalli, Vivek, Cheng, Yu-Ting, Huber, George, Conner, William C., Dauenhauer, Paul J., Mountziaris, T. J., and Fan, Wei. The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/c7gc01395g.
Gou, Jinsheng, Wang, Zhuopeng, Li, Chao, Qi, Xiaoduo, Vattipalli, Vivek, Cheng, Yu-Ting, Huber, George, Conner, William C., Dauenhauer, Paul J., Mountziaris, T. J., & Fan, Wei. The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan. United States. doi:10.1039/c7gc01395g.
Gou, Jinsheng, Wang, Zhuopeng, Li, Chao, Qi, Xiaoduo, Vattipalli, Vivek, Cheng, Yu-Ting, Huber, George, Conner, William C., Dauenhauer, Paul J., Mountziaris, T. J., and Fan, Wei. Sun . "The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan". United States. doi:10.1039/c7gc01395g.
title = {The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan},
author = {Gou, Jinsheng and Wang, Zhuopeng and Li, Chao and Qi, Xiaoduo and Vattipalli, Vivek and Cheng, Yu-Ting and Huber, George and Conner, William C. and Dauenhauer, Paul J. and Mountziaris, T. J. and Fan, Wei},
abstractNote = {Improved selectivities to aromatics and olefins were achieved with mesoporous ZSM-5 and ZSM-5 nanocrystals with coke formed in micropores.},
doi = {10.1039/c7gc01395g},
journal = {Green Chemistry},
issn = {1463-9262},
number = 15,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}

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