The direct and one-pot transformation of xylan into the biodegradable surfactants, alkyl xylosides, is aided by an ionic liquid

Maiko Sekine, Tomoya Kimura, Yasushi Katayama, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima

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Xylan, the most abundant and renewable hemicellulose, was directly converted in one step into alkyl xylosides, a family of biodegradable surfactants, using fatty alcohols and catalytic amounts of 10-camphorsulfonic acid (CSA) in an ionic liquid, 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (Bmim[Cl]).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19756-19759
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 21


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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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