Catalytic Processes for Utilizing Carbohydrates Derived from Algal Biomass
AbstractThe high productivity of oil biosynthesized by microalgae has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Due to the application of such oils in jet fuels, the algal biosynthetic pathway toward oil components has been extensively researched. However, the utilization of the residue from algal cells after oil extraction has been overlooked. This residue is mainly composed of carbohydrates (starch), and so we herein describe the novel processes available for the production of useful chemicals from algal biomass-derived sugars. In particular, this review highlights our latest research in generating lactic acid and levulinic acid derivatives from polysaccharides and monosaccharides using homogeneous catalysts. Furthermore, based on previous reports, we discuss the potential of heterogeneous catalysts for application in such processes. View Full-Text
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Yamaguchi, S.; Motokura, K.; Tanaka, K.; Imamura, S. Catalytic Processes for Utilizing Carbohydrates Derived from Algal Biomass. Catalysts 2017, 7, 163.
Yamaguchi S, Motokura K, Tanaka K, Imamura S. Catalytic Processes for Utilizing Carbohydrates Derived from Algal Biomass. Catalysts. 2017; 7(5):163.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yamaguchi, Sho; Motokura, Ken; Tanaka, Kan; Imamura, Sousuke. 2017. "Catalytic Processes for Utilizing Carbohydrates Derived from Algal Biomass." Catalysts 7, no. 5: 163.
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