Catalysis Letters, Vol.150, No.1, 138-149, 2020
Efficient Microwave-Assisted Hydrolysis of Microcrystalline Cellulose into Glucose Using New Carbon-Based Solid Catalysts
A feasible approach was developed to quickly hydrolyze microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) into glucose using a new carbon-based solid catalyst (CSC). The catalysts possessed the structure of mesoporous carbon with weak acidic carboxylic and phenolic groups. 83.94% yield of glucose was achieved at 200 degrees C for 50 min using mixed ball milling of MCC and CSC. The catalysts showed excellent recyclability and catalytic activity after five cycles. [GRAPHICS] .