- Catalytic conversion of inulin and fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by lignosulfonic acid in ionic liquidsHaibo Xie
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 457 Zhongshan Road Dalian, PR China
ChemSusChem 5:901-5. 2012..The integrated utilization of a biorenewable feedstock, catalyst, and ILs is an example of an ideal green chemical process...
- Kinetic study of acid-catalyzed cellulose hydrolysis in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chlorideZehui Zhang
Division of Biotechnology, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China
Bioresour Technol 112:151-5. 2012..These results provided insights into the detailed mechanisms of cellulose hydrolysis in a non-aqueous, homogenous environment and should be valuable for developing strategies to depolymerize lignocellulosic biomass...
- An unexpected reaction between 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and imidazolium-based ionic liquids at high temperaturesZehui Zhang
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
Molecules 16:8463-74. 2011..Our results provided new insights in terms of side reactions between HMF and imidazolium-based ionic liquids, which should be valuable for designing better processes for the production of furans using biomass and related materials...
- Catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by germanium(IV) chloride in ionic liquidsZehui Zhang
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
ChemSusChem 4:131-8. 2011..4 % to 48.4 %. A mechanism for glucose conversion to HMF catalyzed by germanium(IV) chloride was proposed according to ¹³C NMR spectra obtained in situ under different conditions using D-glucose-2-¹³C as the substrate...