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Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 as an efficient catalyst for conversions of cellulose and cellobiose into methyl glucosides in methanol

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Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 as an efficient catalyst for conversions of cellulose and cellobiose into methyl glucosides in methanol
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•Mesoporous H-ZSM-5 is efficient for alcoholysis of cellulose to methyl glucosides.•Brønsted acidity and mesoporosity determine the catalytic performance.•Alcoholysis proceeds more efficiently than hydrolysis over mesoporous H-ZSM-5.

The alcoholysis of cellobiose, which is a dimer of glucose and a model molecule of cellulose, has been studied in methanol medium in the presence of various solid acids. Zeolite H-ZSM-5 was found to be highly efficient for the conversion of cellobiose into methyl glucosides (including methyl-α-glucoside and methyl-β-glucoside) in methanol. The Brønsted acidity plays a key role in the catalytic alcoholysis of cellobiose. H-ZSM-5 with a lower Si/Al ratio (20) possessed higher density of acidic sites afforded a higher methyl glucoside yield (53%) for the conversion of cellobiose at 423 K. The introduction of mesoporosity into the zeolite significantly enhanced its catalytic performance. Methyl glucosides with a yield of 73% were achieved from cellobiose over a mesoporous H-ZSM-5 (H-meso-ZSM-5-0.5 M) sample with an average mesopore size of 6.1 nm. The mesoporous ZSM-5 could also catalyze the direct transformation of cellulose in methanol, providing methyl glucosides with yields of 51% at 463 K. Our comparative studies revealed that the alcoholysis of cellulose in methanol proceeded more efficiently than the hydrolysis of cellulose in water under similar reaction conditions.

Graphical abstractMesoporous H-ZSM-5 with a Si/Al ratio of ∼20 and mean mesopore size of ∼6 nm efficiently catalyzes the alcoholysis of cellulose and cellobiose into methyl glucosides in methanol.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (415 K)Download as PowerPoint slide

Keywords
Mesoporous zeolite; Solid acid catalyst; Cellulose; Cellobiose; Alcoholysis; Methyl glucosides
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 274, 1 October 2016, Pages 60–66
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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