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1. (WO2013158219) CELLULOSE HYDROLYSIS VIA MODIFIED LIGNOSULFONATE CATALYSTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/158219    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/027934
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C08B 5/14
C07C 303/26
C07C 309/63
C08F 8/36
Applicants: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
Inventors: BRIZIUS, Glen Leon
Title: CELLULOSE HYDROLYSIS VIA MODIFIED LIGNOSULFONATE CATALYSTS
Abstract:
Biopolymer catalysts, methods of synthesizing a biopolymer catalyst, and methods of catalyzing the hydrolysis of cellulose with a biopolymer catalyst are described. The biopolymer catalyst can comprise a microcrystalline sulfonated biopolymer comprising a plurality of pendent acid groups of formula -COOH, a plurality of pendent phenolic alcohol groups of formula -OH, and a plurality of pendent sulfonated groups of formula -SO2OH.