Efficient and environmental-friendly dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural in water under high pressure of CO2

Suguru Motokucho, Hiroshi Morikawa, Hisayuki Nakatani, Bart A.J. Noordover

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Abstract

To develop reaction systems of chemical conversion of biomass, fructose was heated in an aqueous medium under pressurized CO2, which caused in situ generation of carbonic acid. It gave 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (HMF) as a dehydration product in good yields. The maximum yield of HMF was 92% in the reaction at 90 °C under 7.0 MPa of CO2for 168 h. The reaction proceeded in the absence of any other reagents such as non-volatile acids, organic solvents, inorganic, and organic salts. It means green, environmental-friendly, and efficient process was achieved for production of HMF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4742-4745
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume57
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Carbonic acid
  • CO
  • Dehydration reaction
  • Fructose

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