Efficient method for preparing 2,5-dimethylfuran

Thomas B Rauchfuss (Inventor), Todsapon Thananattanachon (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure provides methods to make liquid fuels from renewable, carbon neutral precursors. Specifically, methods to prepare 2,5-dimethylfuran from a source of fructose or other carbohydrates using a one-pot synthesis are provided. In some embodiments, the disclosed methods avoid the isolation of intermediates, and employ “green” reagents like formic acid and acetic acid.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number8324409
Filing date4/22/11
StatePublished - Dec 4 2012


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