Sustainable conversion of cellulosic biomass to chemicals under visible-light irradiation

Wang, Lina, Zhang, Zhanying, Zhang, Lixiong, Xue, Song, Doherty, William O.S., O'Hara, Ian M., & Ke, Xuebin (2015) Sustainable conversion of cellulosic biomass to chemicals under visible-light irradiation. RSC Advances, 5, pp. 85242-85247.

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Abstract

For the first time, the conversion of crystalline cellulose to valuable chemicals was enhanced by visible-light irradiation using zeolite-based gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs). This plasmon-enhanced photocatalytic conversion significantly improved processing efficiency and achieved a high yield of 60% at relatively low temperature. Moreover, the photocatalytic properties of the photocatalysts varied with the light intensity and the irradiation wavelength.

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ID Code: 91618
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: cellulose, glucose, zeolite, gold nanoparticles, visible light
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA16616K
ISSN: 2046-2069
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2016 00:32
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 22:27

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