[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180104010]
Researchers A/Prof Jun Huang; Prof Dianne Wiley; Prof Brian Haynes; Prof Dr Wei Wang
Brief description The project aims to address one significant global challenge of developing green processes for producing high value chemicals from biomass, to enhance the environmental performance and cost-efficiency of bio-refining. This project aims to develop a new class of heterogeneous nanocatalysts with hydrophilic Co (salen) complexes for biomass oxidation in water rather than toxic solvent. This project will use this to devise practical routes for the production of targeted industrial components for flavours, fragrances, fine chemicals, and petrochemicals. The development of heterogeneous hydrophilic catalysts by which they will oxidise hydrophilic biomasses in a continuous flow system will dramatically improve the sustainability of the chemical industry.
Funding Amount $363,400
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects