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Oxidative Decarboxylation of Levulinic Acid by Cupric Oxides
AbstractIn this paper, cupric oxides was found to effectively oxidize levulinic acid (LA) and lead to the decarboxylation of levulinic acid to 2-butanone. The effects of cupric oxide dosage, reaction time and initial pH value were investigated in batch experiments and a plausible mechanism was proposed. The results showed that LA decarboxylation over cupric oxides at around 300 °C under acidic conditions produced the highest yield of butanone (67.5%). In order to elucidate the catalytic activity of cupric oxides, XRD, AFM, XPS and H2-TPR techniques was applied to examine their molecular surfaces and their effects on the reaction process.
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Gong, Y.; Lin, L.; Shi, J.; Liu, S. Oxidative Decarboxylation of Levulinic Acid by Cupric Oxides. Molecules 2010, 15, 7946-7960.View more citation formats
Gong Y, Lin L, Shi J, Liu S. Oxidative Decarboxylation of Levulinic Acid by Cupric Oxides. Molecules. 2010; 15(11):7946-7960.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gong, Yan; Lin, Lu; Shi, Jianbin; Liu, Shijie. 2010. "Oxidative Decarboxylation of Levulinic Acid by Cupric Oxides." Molecules 15, no. 11: 7946-7960.
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