- Review Article
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The efficient utilization of biomass, the only globally available, renewable and abundant carbon-neutral source, is of high significance in green and sustainable chemistry. Polyoxometalates (POMs) and POM-based composites have been widely applied in green catalytic reactions, due to their tunable Brønsted/Lewis-acidity and redox properties enabling high reactivity in a wide range of chemical transformations. This review covers recent advances in the chemocatalytic conversion of biomass into chemicals and fuels over POMs and POM-metal composites. For biomass valorisation over POMs, the advances of acid catalysis including hydrolysis, dehydration, etherification, alcoholysis, transesterification and esterification are summarised. Furthermore, applications in chemical oxidation for the synthesis of organic acids and furan chemicals are discussed. For biomass valorisation over metal-POM composites, an overview of tandem reactions (e.g. hydrolysis-hydrogenation, hydrolysis-oxidation, hydrogenolysis-hydrodeoxygenation) is highlighted. The future perspective of biomass valorisation over POM-based catalysts is finally presented. Show more
Journal / seriesGreen Chemistry
Pages / Article No.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Organisational unit03871 - Pérez-Ramírez, Javier / Pérez-Ramírez, Javier
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