Herein, we reported a novel plasma-sulfonation process for carbon materials in dilute sulfuric acid within a few tens of minutes. The total acidic and -SO3H densities of the sulfonated carbon were 4.4 mmol g-1 and 2.2 mmol g-1, respectively. The glucose selectivity during cellulose hydrolysis using a sulfonated carbon catalyst was 83.9% and retained 98% of its performance after recycling.
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