US 9,809,613 B2
Metal catalyzed hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose to produce monomeric carbohydrates for transportation fuel and electrical production
Gerald D. Watt, Provo, UT (US); and Richard K. Watt, Provo, UT (US)
Assigned to Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (US)
Appl. No. 15/101,828
Filed by Gerald D. Watt, Provo, UT (US); and Richard K. Watt, Provo, UT (US)
PCT Filed Dec. 5, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/068873
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 30, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/085219, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 11, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/963,505, filed on Dec. 5, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0311841 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. C07H 3/02 (2006.01); C07H 1/08 (2006.01); C12P 19/02 (2006.01); C12P 3/00 (2006.01); C12P 5/02 (2006.01); C12P 7/10 (2006.01); B01J 27/128 (2006.01); B01J 27/26 (2006.01)
CPC C07H 3/02 (2013.01) [B01J 27/128 (2013.01); B01J 27/26 (2013.01); C07H 1/08 (2013.01); C12P 3/00 (2013.01); C12P 5/023 (2013.01); C12P 7/10 (2013.01); C12P 19/02 (2013.01); C12P 2201/00 (2013.01); Y02E 50/16 (2013.01); Y02E 50/17 (2013.01); Y02E 50/343 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A process for generating monomeric carbohydrates from a biomass feedstock comprising:
providing a biomass feedstock stream having one or more of cellulose, hemicellulose, amylose, maltodextrin, and mixtures of the same;
contacting the aqueous feed stock with a pentacyanocobaltate(II) anion catalyst having the formula [Co(CN)5]3− to produce a product stream comprising at least one monomeric carbohydrate.