Development of heterogeneous catalysts for levulinic acid production

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dc.contributor.advisor Signoretto, Michela it_IT
dc.contributor.author Bortolomiol, Gea <1993> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T08:43:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-06 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/14836
dc.description.abstract This work takes part in a bigger project regarding the use of biomasses as starting material for Bio-Based Chemicals Building Blocks’ (BCBBs) production. Particularly this thesis focuses on the hydrolysis reaction of glucose, the main constituent of lignocellulosic biomasses, in order to obtain levulinic acid, one of the most promising industrial molecule. The aim of the work is the development of acidic and stable heterogeneous catalysts, active and selective towards levulinic acid. Mesostructured SBA-15 support has been modified with different molar amounts of Ti, using two different synthetic ways. The effect of Ti inside the silica network has been taken into account. Moreover, to increase the acidity of the material, the best catalytic support has been modified with a strong acidic function via grafting of an organic molecule ((3-Mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane). Hydrothermal and mechanical properties of the materials have been investigated; all the samples have been characterized by different techniques (N2 physisorption XRD, FTIR spectroscopy, Raman analysis, TEM, TG-DTA and TPO) and they have been tested for the hydrolysis of glucose in a stainless still in batch reactor. While great improvement of the SBA-15 stability properties has been achieved by the introduction of Ti in the mesostructured silica, the best reaction results have been found using the acid activated catalyst. it_IT
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dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Gea Bortolomiol, 2019 it_IT
dc.title Development of heterogeneous catalysts for levulinic acid production it_IT
dc.title.alternative Development of heterogeneous catalysts for levulinic acid production it_IT
dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Chimica e tecnologie sostenibili it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2017/2018, sessione straordinaria it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights embargoedAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 844003 it_IT
dc.subject.miur CHIM/04 CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE it_IT
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dc.date.embargoend 2020-06-10T08:43:51Z
dc.provenance.upload Gea Bortolomiol (844003@stud.unive.it), 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Michela Signoretto (miky@unive.it), 2019-03-04 it_IT


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