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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 6

Conversion of Holocellulose-Derived Polyols to Valuable Chemicals Using High-Temperature Liquid Water and High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide

Masayuki Shirai,1 Osamu Sato,2 and Aritomo Yamaguchi2,3

1Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, IWATE University, Morioka, Japan

2 Research Center for Compact Chemical System, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Sendai, Japan

3Japan Science and Technology agency (JST), PRESTO, Sendai, Japan

6.1 Introduction

Using numerous industrial processes, which have been developed in the twentieth century, various useful chemical products are manufactured from petroleum. In pursuing the efficient usage of fossil fuel resources, both as a raw material ...

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