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Biomass oxidation to formic acid in aqueous media using polyoxometalate catalysts : boosting FA selectivity by in-situ extraction

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Reichert, Jenny ; Brunner, Birgit ; Jess, Andreas ; Wasserscheid, Peter ; Albert, Jakob:
Biomass oxidation to formic acid in aqueous media using polyoxometalate catalysts : boosting FA selectivity by in-situ extraction.
In: Energy & Environmental Science. Vol. 8 (August 2015) Issue 10 . - pp. 2985-2990.
ISSN 1754-5692
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C5EE01706H

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Herein, we report a remarkable finding that biomass oxidation to formic acid (FA) in water–organic biphasic reaction systems is far more selective than the same reaction in a monophasic aqueous media. While literature claims that the yield of FA from carbohydrates and biomass is limited to less than 68%, even for simple substrates such as glucose or glycerol, we demonstrate in this study that FA yields of up to 85% can be obtained from glucose. Using our biphasic reaction protocol, even raw lignocellulosic biomass, such as beech wood, leads to FA yields of 61%. This is realized by applying polyoxometalate H8PV5Mo7O40 as a homogeneous catalyst, oxygen as the oxidant and water as the solvent in the presence of a long-chain primary alcohol as an in-situ extracting agent. The new, liquid–liquid biphasic operation opens a highly effective way to produce pure FA, a liquid syngas equivalent, from wood in a robust, integrated, and low-temperature process.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Chemical Engineering
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Chemical Engineering > Chair Chemical Engineering - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jess
Research Institutions > Research Units > ZET - Zentrum für Energietechnik
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Units
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 660 Chemical engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 06:51
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 09:30
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/20442