Electron-withdrawing ability tunable polyphosphazene frameworks as novel heterogeneous catalysts for efficient biomass upgrading

Zhen Huang, Yuanjia Pan, Jia Guo, Yimin Chao, Wei Shen, Changchun Wang (Lead Author), Hualong Xu (Lead Author)

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A series of polyphosphazene nano-frameworks with electron-withdrawing capability have been produced and exhibited high activity as non-acidic heterogeneous catalysts for the dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural under mild conditions with good stability and recyclability. The unique cyclotriphosphazene unit and electron-withdrawing nature of the polymer backbone are essential for the catalytic performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48694-48698
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number54
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2016

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