Direct catalytic conversion of cellulose to liquid straight-chain alkanes

Beau Op de Beeck, Michiel Dusselier, Jan Geboers, Jensen Holsbeek, Eline Morré, Steffen Oswald, Lars Giebeler, Bert F. Sels
2015 Energy & Environmental Science  
A novel one-pot catalytic approach is presented that is able to directly transform cellulose into straight-chain alkanes (mainly n-hexane).
doi:10.1039/c4ee01523a fatcat:wctadipn75acnjobuia3smla2e