Supported MoOx and WOx Solid Acids for Biomass Valorization: Interplay of Coordination Chemistry, Acidity, and Catalysis

Sudarsanam, Putla and Gupta, Navneet Kumar and Mallesham, Baithy and et al, . (2021) Supported MoOx and WOx Solid Acids for Biomass Valorization: Interplay of Coordination Chemistry, Acidity, and Catalysis. American Chemical Society.

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Supported molybdenum oxide (MoOx) and tungsten oxide (WOx) materials are a vital class of solid acid catalysts for the chemical industry because of their nontoxic nature, strong acidity, remarkable stability in water, hydrogen, and oxygen atmospheres, and excellent reusability performance. These fascinating solid acids play a pivotal role in developing sustainable catalytic routes for renewable biomass processing to produce value-added fuels, chemicals, and platform molecules. The coordination chemistry of MoOx and WOx on the support materials (oxides, carbons, or zeolites) controls their acidic strength, active site accessibility, and catalytic activity. Hence, significant efforts have been made toward optimizing the conditions used for catalyst synthesis and biomass processing to tune the coordination chemistry of MoOx and WOx with the substrate molecules and, thus, their acid-activity/selectivity performance. This Review provides a comprehensive overview of supported MoOx and WOx solid acids for biomass valorization. The importance of the biomass and the role of solid acids for biomass valorization were emphasized, followed by a brief discussion of supported MoOx and WOx solid acids. Afterward, the interplay of coordination chemistry, acidic strength, and catalytic activity of supported MoOx and WOx solid acids was discussed. Finally, their catalytic applications for the valorization of several biomass substrates and their derivatives were summarized. This Review will provide valuable insights for developing advanced supported WOx and MoOx solid acids for catalytic biomass valorization and other challenging acid-catalyzed processes. © 2021 American Chemical Society

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Sudarsanam, Putla
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Additional Information: P.S. acknowledges the funding support from the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. N.K.G. gratefully acknowledges support from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. B.M. thanks the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-SERB, New Delhi, for the award of a National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF/2018/002244). N.S. and P.N.K. acknowledge the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, for research fellowships. B.F.S. acknowledges the EoS FWO BIOFACT project, the VLAIO SBO BIOWOOD project, the iBOF NEXTBIOREF project, and the Catalysti Moonschot NIBCON project for financial support.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acidity; Biomass valorization; Catalysis; Coordination chemistry; Molybdenum oxide; Tungsten oxide
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2022 07:06
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2022 07:06
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