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Biomass Derived Chemicals: Furfural Oxidative Esterification to Methyl-2-furoate over Gold Catalysts

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Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, NIS Centre of Excellence, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University Venice and INSTM Consortium RU Ve, Via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre, Italy
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Academic Editors: Leonarda Liotta and Salvatore Scirè
Catalysts 2016, 6(7), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal6070107
Received: 16 March 2016 / Revised: 13 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 July 2016 / Published: 20 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Gold Catalysts)
The use of heterogeneous catalysis to upgrade biomass wastes coming from lignocellulose into higher value-added chemicals is one of the most explored subjects in the prospective vision of bio-refinery. In this frame, a lot of interest has been driven towards biomass-derived building block molecules, such as furfural. Gold supported catalysts have been successfully proven to be highly active and selective in the furfural oxidative esterification to methyl-2-furoate under mild conditions by employing oxygen as benign oxidant. Particular attention has been given to the studies in which the reaction occurs even without base as co-catalyst, which would lead to a more green and economically advantageous process. The Au catalysts are also stable and quite easily recovered and represent a feasible and promising route to efficiently convert furfural to methyl-2-furoate to be scaled up at industrial level. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold catalyst; Au/ZrO2; Au/CeO2; Au/TiO2; Au clusters; Au perimeter sites; furfural; esterification; biomass gold catalyst; Au/ZrO2; Au/CeO2; Au/TiO2; Au clusters; Au perimeter sites; furfural; esterification; biomass
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Manzoli, M.; Menegazzo, F.; Signoretto, M.; Marchese, D. Biomass Derived Chemicals: Furfural Oxidative Esterification to Methyl-2-furoate over Gold Catalysts. Catalysts 2016, 6, 107.

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