Challenges 2012, 3(2), 114-132; doi:10.3390/challe3020114
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Continuous-Flow Processes in Heterogeneously Catalyzed Transformations of Biomass Derivatives into Fuels and Chemicals

Received: 11 May 2012; in revised form: 19 June 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 12 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges in Chemical Processes)
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Abstract: Continuous flow chemical processes offer several advantages as compared to batch chemistries. These are particularly relevant in the case of heterogeneously catalyzed transformations of biomass-derived platform molecules into valuable chemicals and fuels. This work is aimed to provide an overview of key continuous flow processes developed to date dealing with a series of transformations of platform chemicals including alcohols, furanics, organic acids and polyols using a wide range of heterogeneous catalysts based on supported metals, solid acids and bifunctional (metal + acidic) materials.
Keywords: flow chemistry; biomass; platform molecules; biofuels; biochemicals; heterogeneous catalysis
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Serrano-Ruiz, J.C.; Luque, R.; Campelo, J.M.; Romero, A.A. Continuous-Flow Processes in Heterogeneously Catalyzed Transformations of Biomass Derivatives into Fuels and Chemicals. Challenges 2012, 3, 114-132.

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Serrano-Ruiz JC, Luque R, Campelo JM, Romero AA. Continuous-Flow Processes in Heterogeneously Catalyzed Transformations of Biomass Derivatives into Fuels and Chemicals. Challenges. 2012; 3(2):114-132.

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Serrano-Ruiz, Juan Carlos; Luque, Rafael; Campelo, Juan Manual; Romero, Antonio A. 2012. "Continuous-Flow Processes in Heterogeneously Catalyzed Transformations of Biomass Derivatives into Fuels and Chemicals." Challenges 3, no. 2: 114-132.

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