Direct catalytic synthesis of 5-Methylfurfural from biomass-derived carbohydrates

Weiran Yang, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

5-Methylfurfural (MF), an important chemical intermediate, can be obtained directly from carbohydrates using a metal catalyst, hydroiodic acid, and hydrogen in a biphasic reaction procedure. The catalyst system is robust and can be recycled without loss of reactivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalChemSusChem
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 21 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Energy

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