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ChemSusChem

Sn-doped hydroxylated MgF₂ catalysts for the fast and selective saccharification of cellulose to glucose.


PMID 22890984

Abstract

TIN, TAILORED, NOT SOLDER, BUT CAT: Doped hydroxylated fluorides, prepared by a modified sol-gel method, offer enhanced acidity and improved stability against water, and efficiency in the degradation of cellulose. These materials extend the portfolio of acid catalysts for fast and selective hydrolysis of biomass to glucose, which offers a feedstock for bioethanol production.