Volume 5, Issue 9 p. 1708-1711
Communication

Sn-Doped Hydroxylated MgF2 Catalysts for the Fast and Selective Saccharification of Cellulose to Glucose

Dr. Stefan Wuttke

Dr. Stefan Wuttke

Department of Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Butenandstr. 5–13 (E), 81377 Munich (Germany)

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Alina Negoi

Alina Negoi

Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

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Dr. Nicoleta Gheorghe

Dr. Nicoleta Gheorghe

National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor Str. 105bis, PO Box MG. 7, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)

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Dr. Victor Kuncser

Dr. Victor Kuncser

National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor Str. 105bis, PO Box MG. 7, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)

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Prof. Erhard Kemnitz

Corresponding Author

Prof. Erhard Kemnitz

Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468

Erhard Kemnitz, Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468

Vasile Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

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Prof. Vasile Parvulescu

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Prof. Vasile Parvulescu

Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

Erhard Kemnitz, Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468

Vasile Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

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Prof. Simona M. Coman

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Prof. Simona M. Coman

Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

Erhard Kemnitz, Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Straße 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-20937468

Vasile Parvulescu, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

Simona M. Coman, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Bdul Regina Elisabeta, 4–12, Bucharest 030016 (Romania), Fax: (+40) 214100241

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First published: 13 August 2012
Citations: 23

Graphical 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.