Springer Theses

A Study on Catalytic Conversion of Non-Food Biomass into Chemicals

Fusion of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Authors: Yabushita, Mizuho

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  • Nominated by Hokkaido University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Explains new and efficient catalytic systems for biomass conversion that are attractive in the future of the chemical industry as well as sustainable societies
  • Describes mechanistic insights that are useful for designing and developing new catalysts and reaction systems
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The topic of this thesis is catalytic conversion of non-food, abundant, and renewable biomass such as cellulose and chitin to chemicals. In biorefinery, chemical transformation of polymers to valuable compounds has attracted worldwide interest for building sustainable societies. First, the current situation of this hot research area has been summarized well in the general introduction of the thesis, which helps readers to become familiar with this topic. Next, the author explains high-yielding production of glucose from cellulose by using an alkali-activated carbon as a catalyst, resulting in a yield of glucose as high as 88%, which is one of the highest yields ever reported. The characterization of carbon materials has indicated that weak acid sites on the catalyst promote the reaction, which is markedly different from reported catalytic systems that require strong acids. In addition, the first catalytic transformation of chitin with retention of N-acetyl groups has been developed. The combination of mechanocatalytic hydrolysis and thermal solvolysis enables the production of N-acetylated monomers in good yields of up to 70%. The catalytic systems demonstrated in this thesis are unique in the fields of both chemistry and chemical engineering, and their high efficiencies can contribute to green and sustainable chemistry in the future. Meanwhile, mechanistic studies based on characterization, thermodynamics, kinetics, and model reactions have also been performed to reveal the roles of catalysts during the reactions. The results will be helpful for readers to design and develop new catalysts and reaction systems.

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Dr. Mizuho YabushitaInstitute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Study on Catalytic Conversion of Non-Food Biomass into Chemicals
Book Subtitle
Fusion of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0332-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0332-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0331-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9136-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 158
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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