Furfural Formation from Corn Cobs in a One-Pot Method Catalyzed by ZSM-5
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- Hemicellulose; Xylose; Furfural; Organic solvent; Zeolite
This study designed a green one-pot method for furfural production from corn cobs that were heterogeneously catalyzed by recoverable solid-acid ZSM-5. The highest furfural yield of 78.5% was obtained under the following conditions: 473 K, 30% ZSM-5, 15 mL of toluene, and 500 mM of NaCl for 2 h. Catalyst recycling study showed that ZSM-5 could be repeatedly reused with high catalytic activity. The furfural yield was still up to 64.0% even when reused five times. The results showed that corn cobs are a suitable feedstock to produce furfural catalyzed by ZSM-5. This study not only provides basic data for the furaldehyde industry, but also offers an environmentally friendly way to make full use of crops.
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TY - CONF AU - Jian Du AU - Hongling Gao AU - Jing Guan AU - Guang Yu AU - Yuedong Zhang AU - Haisong Wang AU - Xindong Mu PY - 2015/07 DA - 2015/07 TI - Furfural Formation from Corn Cobs in a One-Pot Method Catalyzed by ZSM-5 BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 808 EP - 812 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.148 DO - 10.2991/icaees-15.2015.148 ID - Du2015/07 ER -