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Metal–Organic Frameworks-Based Catalysts for Biomass Processing

N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 47, 119991 Moscow, Russia
National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, Leninsky Prospect, 4, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Catalysts 2018, 8(9), 368;
Received: 5 August 2018 / Revised: 20 August 2018 / Accepted: 21 August 2018 / Published: 31 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solid Catalysts for the Upgrading of Renewable Sources)
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Currently, metal–organic frame works (MOFs) as novel hybrid nanoporous materials are a top research interest, including endeavors in heterogeneous catalysis. MOF materials are promising heterogeneous catalytic systems due to their unique characteristics, such as a highly ordered structure, a record high surface area and a compositional diversity, which can be precisely tailored. Very recently, these metal-organic matrices have been proven as promising catalysts for biomass conversion into value-added products. The relevant publications show that the structure of MOFs can contribute essentially to the advanced catalytic performance in processes of biomass refining. This review aims at the consideration of the different ways for the rational design of MOF catalysts for biomass processing. The particular characteristics and peculiarities of the behavior of different MOF based catalytic systems including hybrid nanomaterials and composites will be also discussed by illustrating their outstanding performance with appropriate examples relevant to biomass catalytic processing. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass valorization; value-added products; heterogeneous catalysis; hybrid materials; metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) biomass valorization; value-added products; heterogeneous catalysis; hybrid materials; metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)

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Isaeva, V.I.; Nefedov, O.M.; Kustov, L.M. Metal–Organic Frameworks-Based Catalysts for Biomass Processing. Catalysts 2018, 8, 368.

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