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Solid Acids for the Reaction of Bioderived Alcohols into Ethers for Fuel Applications

CNR, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Via C. Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Catalysts 2019, 9(2), 172; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020172
Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 1 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
The use of solids acids in the synthesis of ethers suitable to be used as fuels or fuel additives were reviewed in a critical way. In particular, the role of Brønsted and Lewis acid sites was highlighted to focus on the pivotal role of the acidity nature on the product distribution. Particular emphasis is given to the recently proposed ethers prepared starting from furfural and 5-hydroxymethyl furfural. Thus, they are very promising products that can be derived from lignocellulosic biomass and bioalcohols and possess very interesting chemical and physical properties for their use in the diesel sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethers; furanics; zeolites; solid acids; Brønsted sites; Lewis sites ethers; furanics; zeolites; solid acids; Brønsted sites; Lewis sites
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Zaccheria, F.; Scotti, N.; Ravasio, N. Solid Acids for the Reaction of Bioderived Alcohols into Ethers for Fuel Applications. Catalysts 2019, 9, 172.

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