The Paper about “Bimetallic Catalysts for the Conversion of Cellulose into Ethylene Glycol” Receives High Attention in Last Three Consecutive Years

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Very recently, we received an email from the editor office of “ChemSusChem” to inform us that our group’s paper titled “Transition Metal-Tungsten Bimetallic Catalysts for the Conversion of Cellulose into Ethylene Glycol” (Zheng Ming-Yuan; Wang Ai-Qin; Ji Na; Pang Ji-Feng; Wang Xiao-Dong; Zhang Tao, ChemSusChem, 2010, 3, 63-66) has been one of the TOP 25 Most Accessed Paper (ranking 16th) in 2012 in ChemSusChem.

This is its THIRD time to present on the list of TOP 25 Most Accessed Paper since its publication in 2010.

Our research group first discovered and reported the catalytic conversion of cellulose to ethylene glycol (EG) with high yields over tungsten carbide catalysts in 2008 (Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 8638–8641), which immediately attracted worldwide attention from the academy and industrial communities. In this catalytic process, the most intriguing phenomenon is how to understand the unique catalytic behavior of tungsten carbide to produce EG with high selectivity, which is remarkably different from those of noble metal catalysts.

After the pioneering work in 2008, the researchers in our group further successfully developed a series of novel bimetallic catalysts, and meanwhile disclosed the main reaction pathways in this complex reaction net. Furthermore, we successfully explained the essential reasons for the synergistic effect over the tungsten based catalysts, including tungsten carbide catalysts, for the catalytic conversion of cellulose to EG. No doubt, this work gives a strong guide for the further develop new type of catalysts (Chem. Comm., 2012, 48, 7052-7054) for the cellulose conversion to EG. This work was published in ChemSusChem 2010 and persistently received high attention. Up to now, it has been cited by 48 times.


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