Special Issue "Novel Catalytic Strategies for the Synthesis of Furans and Their Derivatives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 6197
Interests: biomass exploitation; polysaccharide and monosaccharide hydrolysis; 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and derivatives; levulinic acid and derivatives; MW-assisted chemistry; hydrogenation; etherification; flow chemistry; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; biofuels and biochemical
The depletion of fossil resources and their environmental impact make the transition toward alternative carbon sources even more urgent. Under this perspective, renewable lignocellulosic biomass looks like a promising feedstock for the chemical industry, and in recent years, research has focused on the development of a feasible biorefinery, proposing several strategies for the conversion of biomass and its structural components to platform chemicals. Among them, furans such as furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) represent strategic compounds thanks to their great reactivity. In fact, they can be involved in several reactions (hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, hydrogen transfer, oxidation, etherification, etc.), leading to the production of innovative biofuels and biochemicals, such as monomers, surfactants, solvents, and adhesives. However, the proper tuning of the properties of catalysts (homogeneous/heterogeneous) applied in furan synthesis and in their exploitations, as well as the adopted process conditions, still represent critical aspects for the development of a sustainable and feasible process; thus, continuous investigations are undoubtedly necessary.
This Special Issue will present the most recent and significant advances in both furan synthesis and exploitation, focusing on the proposed catalytic systems, the applied process conditions, and the kinetic aspects. Original papers on the above topics and reviews are welcome for submission.
Dr. Sara Fulignati
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- waste biomass conversion
- polysaccharides and monosaccharides
- 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and its derivatives
- furfural and its derivatives
- homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
- batch and flow chemistry
- new functional materials for catalysis
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The effect of support on catalytical performance of Ni-doped Mo carbide catalysts in 2-methylfuran production
Highlights: Supported Ni-MoC catalysts were synthesized by the combination of a Pechini-based method and the wet impregnation method. Ni-MoC/C catalyst demonstrated high activity in furfural conversion into 2-methylfuran. Ni-MoCx particles are responsible for the formation of 2-methylfuran.