Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015

Furfural Formation from Corn Cobs in a One-Pot Method Catalyzed by ZSM-5

Authors
Jian Du, Hongling Gao, Jing Guan, Guang Yu, Yuedong Zhang, Haisong Wang, Xindong Mu
Corresponding Author
Jian Du
Available Online July 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.148How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Hemicellulose; Xylose; Furfural; Organic solvent; Zeolite
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
July 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-130-8
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.148How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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