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Phosphate-based bifunctional catalysts for conversion of saccharides derived from biomass

Grant number: 17/11027-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Jean Marcel Ribeiro Gallo
Grantee:Pedro Henrick Finger
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/02128-2 - Design of new catalytic systems for the biorefinery, AP.JP


Alternatives that help reducing global dependence on non-renewable sources of carbon and energy are of great scientific and industrial interest. In this scenario, the lignocellulosic biomass has been receiving great attention, since it is a potential substitute for the production of chemical compounds of great industrial interest, obtained classically through non-renewable sources. In the chemical conversion of the biomass using acid catalysts, the cellulosic fraction can be converted into hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and the hemicellulosic fraction in furfural. Recent results show that the combination of Lewis acid catalysts and Brønsted acid significantly increase the rate of saccharide conversion and selectivity for the products. In this project, it is proposed the development of bifunctional Lewis acid and Brønsted acid catalysts based on phosphate compounds (metal phosphates, phosphate metal oxides and MAPOs) for the application in the conversion of saccharides derived from biomass. (AU)

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FINGER, PEDRO H.; OSMARI, TAYNARA A.; COSTA, MATHEUS S.; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.. The role of the interface between Cu and metal oxides in the ethanol dehydrogenation. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, v. 589, . (17/11027-8, 16/02128-2, 18/01258-5)
LORENTI, JULIANA P.; SCOLARI, EDUARDO; FINGER, PEDRO H.; PLASS, WINFRIED; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.. Synthesis of Sn-MCM-41 at Low Temperature: Effect of the Synthesis Parameters on the Structural, Textural, and Catalytic Properties. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, v. 2021, n. 23, p. 2231-2240, . (16/02128-2, 17/11027-8)
FINGER, PEDRO H.; OSMARI, TAYNARA A.; CABRAL, NATALIA M.; BUENO, JOSE MARIA C.; GALLO, JEAN MARCEL R.. Direct synthesis of Cu supported on mesoporous silica: Tailoring the Cu loading and the activity for ethanol dehydrogenation. CATALYSIS TODAY, v. 381, p. 26-33, . (17/11027-8, 16/02128-2, 18/01258-5)

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