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Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis.

Zhang, Guan; Ni, Chengsheng; Huang, Xiubing; Welgamage, Aakash; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K.J.; Irvine, John T.S.

Authors

Guan Zhang

Chengsheng Ni

Xiubing Huang

Aakash Welgamage

Linda A. Lawton

Peter K.J. Robertson

John T.S. Irvine

Abstract

Photocatalytic conversion of cellulose to sugars and carbon dioxide with simultaneous production of hydrogen assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV or solar light irradiation was achieved upon immobilization of cellulose onto a TiO2 photocatalyst. This approach enables production of hydrogen from water without using valuable sacrificial agents, and provides the possibility for recovering sugars as liquid fuels.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 28, 2016
Journal Chemical communications
Print ISSN 1359-7345
Electronic ISSN 1364-548X
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Pages 1673-1676
Institution Citation ZHANG, G., NI, C., HUANG, X., WELGARMAGE, A., LAWTON, L.A., ROBERTSON, P.K.J. and IRVINE, J.T.S. 2016. Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production assisted by cellulose decomposition under UV-light photcatalysis. Chemical communications [online], 52, pages 1673-1676. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc09075j
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc09075j
Keywords Cellulose conversion; Hydrogen production; Cellulose decomposition; Ultraviolet light photo catalysis

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