Bioresource Technology, Dec, 2013, Vol.149, p.216(9)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2013.09.006 Byline: K. Dussan, B. Girisuta, D. Haverty, J.J. Leahy, M.H.B. Hayes Abstract: acents Experiments with Miscanthus at 150, 175 and 200[degrees]C; and 0.10, 0.21 and 0.53M H.sub.2SO.sub.4. acents Low temperatures improve levulinic acid selectivity but increase the reaction time. acents High temperatures favour the formation of furfural (27%mol at 185[degrees]C, 0.5M H.sub.2SO.sub.4). acents A two-stage process was proposed to maximise furfural and optimise levulinic acid. acents Yields between 58-72%-mol levulinic acid are obtained at 160-200[degrees]C. Article History: Received 30 July 2013; Revised 28 August 2013; Accepted 1 September 2013
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