HNEI researchers studied the kinetics and deactivation mechanisms of solid Bronsted acid to achieve a high yield (>90%) of levulinic acid from carbohydrates for industrial application. Levulinic acid is a platform chemical for a range of products including gasoline.
Point Person: Jian Yu
Papers & Proceedings
- 2014, P. Tang, J. Yu, Kinetic Analysis on Deactivation of a Solid Brønsted Acid Catalyst in Conversion of Sucrose to Levulinic Acid, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 53, Issue 29, pp. 11629–11637