SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science

Biomass Processing over Gold Catalysts

Authors: Simakova, Olga A., Davis, Robert J., Murzin, Dmitry Yu.

  • Applies gold catalysis to biomass-derived substrate conversion

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The book describes the valorization of biomass-derived compounds over gold catalysts.

Since biomass is a rich renewable feedstock for diverse platform molecules, including those currently derived from petroleum, the interest in various transformation routes has become intense. Catalytic conversion of biomass is one of the main approaches to improving the economic viability of biorefineries.  In addition, Gold catalysts were found to have outstanding activity and selectivity in many key reactions.

This book collects information about transformations of the most promising and important compounds derived from cellulose, hemicelluloses, and woody biomass extractives. Since gold catalysts possess high stability under oxidative conditions, selective oxidation reactions were discussed more thoroughly than other critical reactions such as partial hydrogenation, acetalization, and isomerization.
The influence of reaction conditions, the role of the catalyst, and the advantages and disadvantages of using gold are presented for all of the reactions mentioned above.

This book provides an overview of the recent research results focusing on application of gold catalysts for synthesis of valuable chemicals using renewable feedstocks.

About the authors

Prof. Robert Davis obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the Chemistry Department at the University of Namur in Belgium.  He joined the faculty in Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia in 1990 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1996, and full professor in 2002. Professor Davis also served as the Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2011.

Prof. Dmitry Yu. Murzin received his Ph.D. and Dr. Sc. at Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry in Moscow and worked for BASF in Germany and Russia. At present he is Chaired Professor in Chemical Technology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.


Dr. Olga A. Simakova received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Åbo Akademi University in Finland in 2012. At present, she is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomass Processing over Gold Catalysts
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00906-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00906-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00905-6
Series ISSN
2191-5407
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 54
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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