Hydrogenation of Xylose to Xylitol

J. Wisniak, M. Hershkowitz, R. Leibowitz, S. Stein

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Xylose has been hydrogenated with Raney nickel under a wide range of pressure, temperature, catalyst concentration, and agitation rates. The reaction follows a pseudo-first-order course with a surface-reaction-controlling step between atomically adsorbed hydrogen and adsorbed xylose at 100° and unadsorbed xylose at higher temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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