Hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose over carbon catalysts sulfonated via a plasma process in dilute acids

Oi Lun Li, Ryuhei Ikura, Takahiro Ishizaki

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4774-4777
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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