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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Trahanovsky, Walter S.; Holtan, Ronald C.; Quasdorf, Kyle W.; Olson, Normon K.; Hurd, Alyse A.; and Marshall, Joseph A., "Method for the conversion of cellulose and related carbohydrate materials to low-molecular-weight compounds" (2013). Iowa State University Patents. 29.