Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology

Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion II

Homogeneously Catalyzed Transformations, Acrylics from Biomass, Theoretical Aspects, Lignin Valorization and Pyrolysis Pathways

Editors: Schlaf, Marcel, Zhang, Zonghcao (Eds.)

  • Summarizes how homogeneous metal complex catalysts have been applied to the hydrodeoxygenation of sugars, polyalcohols and their derivatives and the associated reaction mechanisms
  • Shows how theoretical approaches help us to understand the mechanisms of catalytic conversions of sugars and their condensation and decomposition pathways
  • Discusses the mechanism of the catalytic dehydration of lactic to acrylic acid, the hydrogenolysis of lignin to reduced aromatics or its oxidation to value-added products
  • Considers important aspects of the mechanisms of biomass pyrolysis and gasification
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Volume II presents the latest advances in catalytic hydrodeoxygenation and other transformations of some cellulosic platform chemicals to high value-added products. It presents the theoretical evaluation of the energetics and catalytic species involved in potential pathways of catalyzed carbohydrate conversion, pathways leading to the formation of humin-based by-products, and thermal pathways in deriving chemicals from lignin pyrolysis and hydrodeoxygenation. Catalytic gasification of biomass under extreme thermal conditions as an extension of pyrolysis is also discussed.

Marcel Schlaf, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Canada.

Z. Conrad Zhang, PhD, is a Professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

About the authors

Prof. Marcel Schlaf graduated as a Diplom-Chemiker from the Bayerische-Julius-Maximilian Universität in Würzburg, Bavaria in 1992. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 1996, he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa and at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Guelph in 1999 where he was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2004 and full professor in 2011. In 1995 and 2006 he was a visiting researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM and in 2009 a visiting faculty at Peking University and Dalian University of Technology in China. In 2010 he was appointed Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario and the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR). His research interests lie in the development of new homogeneous catalysts and processes for the selective deoxygenation of sugars, sugar alcohols and triglycerides to petrochemicals or monomers and the upgrading of pyrolysis bio-oil, as obtained from non-food ligno-cellulosic biomass, to usable fuel using heterogeneous catalysts, notably non-toxic sacrificial catalysts derived from Bauxite mining waste (Red Mud). He has published more than 40 papers and holds 3 patents.

Professor Z. Conrad Zhang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lanzhou University, China in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1988. He carried postdoctoral research at Northwestern University on zeolite catalysts and zeolite supported metal catalysts.  He later became a research assistant professor at the Catalysis Center of Northwestern University.  He started his industrial research career in 1992 with Johnson Matthey, and shortly after joined Akzo Nobel’s Central Research as a senior chemist. He became a senior scientist at Akzo Nobel and established a multiple-disciplinary research group at the corporate level of Akzo Nobel Chemicals. In 2005, Professor Zhang joined the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) as a Chief Scientist. He led his research group pioneered the research in the conversion of glucose and cellulose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. In 2008, Professor Zhang joined KiOR Inc. as a member of the start-up management team at the position of the Director of Science and R&D of KiOR Inc. Professor Zhang Joined the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics as a “Thousand Talent Program” full professor since 2013. His research is focused on the conversion of biomass to bio-fuels and bio-chemicals. Dr. Zhang has 90 publications and over 35 patents.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Deoxydehydration (DODH) of Biomass-Derived Molecules

    Liu, Shuo (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Homogeneous Catalysts for the Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Carbohydrate Feedstocks

    Schlaf, Marcel

    Pages 13-38

  • Valorization of Lactic Acid and Derivatives to Acrylic Acid Derivatives: Review of Mechanistic Studies

    Blanco, Elodie (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Computational Chemistry of Catalytic Biomass Conversion

    Li, Guanna (et al.)

    Pages 63-104

  • Humin Formation Pathways

    Heltzel, Jacob (et al.)

    Pages 105-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reaction Pathways and Mechanisms in Thermocatalytic Biomass Conversion II
Book Subtitle
Homogeneously Catalyzed Transformations, Acrylics from Biomass, Theoretical Aspects, Lignin Valorization and Pyrolysis Pathways
Editors
  • Marcel Schlaf
  • Zonghcao Zhang
Series Title
Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-769-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-769-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-768-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1317-1
Series ISSN
2196-6982
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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