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    Author(s): Hairui Ji; Liheng Chen; J. Y. ZhuRoland Gleisner; X. Zhang
    Date: 2016
    Source: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 55(43): 11253-11259.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    To achieve green processing through recycling catalysts, this study demonstrated a commercial solid acid toluenesulfonic acid (p-TsOH) for furfural production from corncob. Acid recyclability study indicate that crystalized p-TsOH was highly effective for furfural production. A kinetic based reaction severity, combined hydrolysis factor (CHF), was used to develop a furfural predictive model with the consideration of loss through degradation. Furfural yield of approximately 75% theoretical was achieved in a CHF range between 830 and 1850.

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    Ji, Hairui; Chen, Liheng; Zhu, J.Y.; Gleisner, Roland; Zhang, X. 2016. Reaction kinetics based optimization of furfural production from corncob using a fully recyclable solid acid. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 55(43): 11253-11259.


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    Furfural, Corn cob, One-pot, Green processing

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