Transformation of cellulosic saccharides into alkyl glucosides catalyzed by bifunctional ionic liquids

Han Cheng Zhou, Bin Wang, Xin Feng Guo, Xin Yi Zhang, Xiao Hong Wei, Cheng Peng, Douglas R. MacFarlane, You Zhu Yuan

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Three kinds of hydrophobic/acidic bifunctional ionic liquids, which contain two different anions, were synthesized and utilized as catalysts for the conversion of cellulosic saccharides into alkyl glucosides, which exhibit a high catalytic conversion for cellobiose and cellulose with a low degree of crystallinity; the catalyst can be easily recovered and reused.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11969-11972
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number84
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2018

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