Efficient production of the liquid fuel 2,5-dimethylfuran from fructose using formic acid as a reagent

Todsapon Thananatthanachon, Thomas B. Rauchfuss

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Abstract

Three in one: New reagents are needed to generate liquid fuels from biomass, but the reagents must serve multiple roles. For the conversion of fructose into the title compound 1, formic acid serves three roles: assists in the isomerization/dehydration, serves as an H2 source for hydrogenation, and helps deoxygenate the alcohol functional groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6616-6618
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2010

Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Formic acid
  • Fructose
  • Heterocycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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