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One pot conversion of glucose to ethyl levulinate over a porous hydrothermal acid catalyst in green solvents

Author: Bosilj, M. · Schmidt, J. · Fischer, A. · White, R.J.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Source:RSC Advances, 35, 9, 20341-20344
Identifier: 868063
doi: doi:10.1039/c9ra03902c/
Keywords: Glucose · Acid catalyst · Catalyst performance · Green solvents · One pot · Catalysts


The one-pot conversion of glucose to ethyl levulinate over an acid-functionalised hydrothermal catalyst (derived from glucose) provides high initial yields up to 37 mol%, comparable to the homogeneous H2SO4 catalyst, whilst catalyst performance is strongly influenced by green solvent choice.