Method for the conversion of cellulose and related carbohydrate materials to low-molecular-weight compounds

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2013-02-26
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Trahanovsky, Walter
Holtan, Ronald
Quasdorf, Kyle
Olson, Normon
Hurd, Alyse
Marshall, Joseph
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Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
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Methods of converting cellulose or related biorenewable carbohydrate materials into high-value chemical compounds. The methods provide a means of converting low-cost materials such as cellulose and biomass into high yields of compounds such as ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, glycerin, methanol, hydroxyacetone, glycolaldehyde and dihydroxyacetone.

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