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Ph.D. student Toto’s paper was accepted by
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  Author:Shanshan Li   Date:8/19/2014 Visited: 987

A paper titled "Production of renewable jet fuel range branched alkanes with xylose and methyl isobutyl ketone" delivered by Toto was accepted by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Article Link:http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie5016365.

A new strategy for the synthesis of jet fuel range branched alkanes with the xylose and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) from lignocellulose was introduced. C10 and C11 branched alkanes with low freezing points were synthesized by three steps: 1) the dehydration of xylose to furfural over solid acid catalysts in MIBK/water biphasic solvent systems; 2) solid base catalyzed aldol condensation of furfural with MIBK which was also the most effective extracting solvent in first step; 3) solvent-free hydrodeoxygenation of aldol condensation product to jet fuel range branched alkanes over Ru/H-ZSM-5 catalyst. Alternatively, oxygenated fuel can also be obtained by the low temperature hydrogenation of aldol condensation product over Ru/C catalyst.

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, with variations in title and format, has been published since 1909 by the American Chemical Society. It is a weekly publication that reports industrial and academic research in the broad fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering with special focus on fundamentals, processes, and products. The editor is Phillip Savage. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry has a 2013 impact factor of 2.235.


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