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Title: New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass

Abstract

Catalytic strategies for the synthesis of 1,5-pentanediol (PDO) with 69% yield from hemicellulose and the synthesis of 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) with 28% yield from cellulose are presented. Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass (white birch wood chips) in gamma-valerolactone (GVL)/H 2O generates a pure cellulose solid and a liquid stream containing hemicellulose and lignin, which is further dehydrated to furfural with 85% yield. Furfural is converted to PDO with sequential dehydration, hydration, ring-opening tautomerization, and hydrogenation reactions. Acid-catalyzed cellulose dehydration in tetrahydrofuran (THF)/H 2O produces a mixture of levoglucosenone (LGO) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which are converted with hydrogen to tetrahydrofuran-dimethanol (THFDM). HDO is then obtained from hydrogenolysis of THFDM. Techno-economic analysis demonstrates that this approach can produce HDO and PDO at a minimum selling price of $4090 per ton.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison; USA
  2. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison; USA; Department of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1535229
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006878
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Faraday Discussions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 202; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6640
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry

Citation Formats

He, Jiayue, Huang, Kefeng, Barnett, Kevin J., Krishna, Siddarth H., Alonso, David M., Brentzel, Zachary J., Burt, Samuel P., Walker, Theodore, Banholzer, Williams F., Maravelias, Christos T., Hermans, Ive, Dumesic, James A., and Huber, George W. New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/c7fd00036g.
He, Jiayue, Huang, Kefeng, Barnett, Kevin J., Krishna, Siddarth H., Alonso, David M., Brentzel, Zachary J., Burt, Samuel P., Walker, Theodore, Banholzer, Williams F., Maravelias, Christos T., Hermans, Ive, Dumesic, James A., & Huber, George W. New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass. United States. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7fd00036g
He, Jiayue, Huang, Kefeng, Barnett, Kevin J., Krishna, Siddarth H., Alonso, David M., Brentzel, Zachary J., Burt, Samuel P., Walker, Theodore, Banholzer, Williams F., Maravelias, Christos T., Hermans, Ive, Dumesic, James A., and Huber, George W. Sun . "New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass". United States. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7fd00036g.
@article{osti_1535229,
title = {New catalytic strategies for α,ω-diols production from lignocellulosic biomass},
author = {He, Jiayue and Huang, Kefeng and Barnett, Kevin J. and Krishna, Siddarth H. and Alonso, David M. and Brentzel, Zachary J. and Burt, Samuel P. and Walker, Theodore and Banholzer, Williams F. and Maravelias, Christos T. and Hermans, Ive and Dumesic, James A. and Huber, George W.},
abstractNote = {Catalytic strategies for the synthesis of 1,5-pentanediol (PDO) with 69% yield from hemicellulose and the synthesis of 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) with 28% yield from cellulose are presented. Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass (white birch wood chips) in gamma-valerolactone (GVL)/H2O generates a pure cellulose solid and a liquid stream containing hemicellulose and lignin, which is further dehydrated to furfural with 85% yield. Furfural is converted to PDO with sequential dehydration, hydration, ring-opening tautomerization, and hydrogenation reactions. Acid-catalyzed cellulose dehydration in tetrahydrofuran (THF)/H2O produces a mixture of levoglucosenone (LGO) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which are converted with hydrogen to tetrahydrofuran-dimethanol (THFDM). HDO is then obtained from hydrogenolysis of THFDM. Techno-economic analysis demonstrates that this approach can produce HDO and PDO at a minimum selling price of $4090 per ton.},
doi = {10.1039/c7fd00036g},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1535229}, journal = {Faraday Discussions},
issn = {1359-6640},
number = ,
volume = 202,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

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