• Mechanochemistry for a smart and sustainable biodiesel production under heterogeneous catalysis 

      Malpartida-García, Irene; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús; Lair, Valentin; Halloumi, Samy; Thiel, Julien; [et al.] (2018-09-10)
      Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) produced from vegetable oil by transesterification, labeled as ‘‘Biodiesel”, is industrially accomplished in the presence of a homogeneous basic catalyst, such as alkali hydroxide or methoxide ...
    • Mesoporous mixed Nb2O5-ZrO2 catalysts for dehydration of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural 

      García Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús (2016-09-15)
      Biomass is the world’s most important renewable carbon source, whose major component, carbohydrates, can be valorized by transformation into biofuels and high value-added chemicals. Among the latter, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural ...
    • Mesoporous niobium oxide for dehydration of D-xylose into furfural 

      García Sancho, Cristina; Rubio Caballero, Juan Miguel; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; [et al.] (2013-09-13)
      El furfural posee un gran potencial como molécula plataforma de origen renovable para la síntesis de una alta variedad de compuestos químicos. Se obtiene mediante la deshidratación de pentosas, principalmente a partir de ...
    • NB2O5 soportado en SBA-15 para la deshidratación de glicerol a acroleína 

      Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Cecilia, J.A.; Moreno Ruíz, A.; García Sancho, Cristina; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; [et al.] (2013)
      La producción industrial de la acroleína se basa en la oxidación selectiva del propeno, de origen fósil, en presencia de catalizadores complejos de BiMoOx . Debido a la disminución de los recursos petroquímicos, los recursos ...
    • Obtención de acroleína mediante la deshidratación de glicerol en presencia de Al-SBA-15 

      Cecilia, Juan A.; García Sancho, Cristina; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; [et al.] (2015-09-02)
      Hoy en día es necesaria la búsqueda de nuevas aplicaciones a los excedentes de glicerol provenientes de la industria del biodiésel, siendo su deshidratación a acroleína, un intermedio muy importante y versátil en la industria ...
    • Optimización de KIT6-Zr sulfatado para la obtención de isosorbida 

      Ginés Molina, María José; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús (2018-07-02)
      En los últimos años, el desarrollo de nuevos procesos catalíticos para la transformación de azúcares está situando a la biomasa lignocelulósica en un lugar privilegiado como materia prima sostenible y renovable para la ...
    • Porous aluminosilicates as acid catalysts for glucose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural 

      Moreno Recio, Mercedes; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús (2015-05-12)
      In the present work, the catalytic behavior of micro- and mesoporous aluminosilicates in glucose dehydration is compared. In this sense, different commercial zeolites (Beta, Y and ZSM-5, in their protonic form) and ...
    • Sílices mesoporosas KIT-6 funcionalizadas como catalizadores ácidos para la deshidratación de sorbitol a isosorbida 

      Ginés Molina, María José; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús (2019-06-28)
      La modificación de sílices mesoporosas mediante la incorporación de heteroátomos (Zr, Al, Ti, entre otros) y/o tratamiento con ácidos minerales es una estrategia atractiva en catálisis heterogénea para la preparación de ...
    • Sulphated KIT6-Zr as an efficient solid acid catalyst for the production of isosorbide from sorbitol 

      Ginés-Molina, María José; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús (2018-07-17)
      In recent years, the development of new catalytic processes for the transformation of sugars is converting lignocellulosic biomass in a sustainable and renewable feedstock for the production of biofuels and high value-added ...
    • Supported nickel nitride catalysts for the gas-phase hydrogenation of furfural 

      Jiménez-Gómez, Carmen P.; Cecilia, Juan A.; Defilippi, Chiara; Maireles-Torres, Pedro Jesús; Giordano, Cristina (2019-05-21)
      A series of catalysts with different nickel loading (2.5-30 wt%) has been prepared by UGR. The preparation of Ni3N phase was ascertained via Powder X-rays diffraction together with cubic nickel . The elemental chemical ...
    • Synergic effect between inorganic salts and gamma-Al2O3 for xylose dehydration to furfural 

      Fúnez-Núñez, Inmaculada; García-Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Serrano Cantador, Luis; [et al.] (2018-07-17)
      Lignocellulosic biomass, with a high content of hemicellulose, is the main source of pentoses, from which biofuels and value-added chemicals can be produced. Amongst the latter, 2-Furfuraldehyde (furfural, FUR) is the only ...
    • Valorisation of glycerol by new mechanochemical processes 

      Malpartida-García, Irene; Maireles-Torres, Pedro; Lair, Valentin; Halloumi, Samy; Thiel, Julien; [et al.] (2019-05-22)
      The search for new applications of glycerol, as a chemical platform from which a broad spectrum of new valuable derivatives can be obtained, is ongoing. In the present communication, a new mechano-chemical reactor is used ...
    • Valorización de biomasa mediante catálisis heterogénea: producción de biodiésel y furfural 

      Rubio Caballero, Juan Miguel (Universidad de Málaga, Servicio de Publicaciones y Divulgación Científica, 2014)
      La ‘Biorrefinería’ es un conjunto de procesos dirigidos hacia la transformación de la biomasa en combustibles, energía y productos químicos, siendo las plataformas oleoquímica y de azúcares (C6 y C5) las de mayor interés ...
    • Valorización de huesos de aceituna para la obtención de furfural en presencia de gamma- Al2O3 y CaCl2 

      Fúnez Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Serrano Cantador, Luis; [et al.] (2019-07-02)
      En la actualidad, se considera que la biomasa lignocelulósica es una materia prima sostenible muy prometedora, ya que es la única fuente de carbono renovable que no compite con la cadena alimentaria. A partir de ella puede ...
    • Valorization of carbohydrates: dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide in the presence of acidic zeolites 

      Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Lerena Gil, Isabel; Ginés Molina, María José; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; [et al.] (2015-10-16)
      Currently, the growing interest in the use of biomass as a renewable and sustainable raw material for the production of energy, chemicals and biofuels is driving the development of new catalytic processes and technologies ...
    • Valorization of olive stones to obtain furfural in the presence of gamma-Al2O3 and CaCl2 

      Fúnez Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Serrano Cantador, Luis; [et al.] (2019-10-03)
      Furfural is considered as one of the 12 platform molecules derived from biomass for the synthesis of high value-added chemicals. It is mainly produced by acid-catalyzed dehydration ofpentoses, such as xylose, which can be ...
    • γ-Al2O3 as acid catalyst for dehydration of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural 

      Funes Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; [et al.] (2015-10-19)
      Currently, the search and development of sustainable feedstocks for chemicals derived from petrol have gained worldwide attraction because of the instability of the price of crude oil, the reduction of fossil oil reserves, ...