Process for reducing the oxygen content of biomass using molybdenum-based catalysts

Johannes Rytter Dethlefsen (Inventor), Peter Fristrup (Inventor)

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Abstract

The present invention concerns a process for converting biomass into useful organic building blocks for the chemical industry. The process involves the reduction of a polyol wherein at least two of the hydroxyl groups are located on adjacent carbon atoms in the presence of a molybdenum-based catalyst of the formula (I), such as (ΝΗ4)6Μo7O24⋅4Η20. A primary or secondary monohydric C1-C4 alcohol is used as reductant, as well as a solvent.

Original languageEnglish
IPCC07D 307/ 28 A I
Patent numberWO2016078673
Filing date26/05/2016
CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority date20/11/2014
Priority numberEP20140194196
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016

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