One-pot synthesis of 5-(Ethoxymethyl)furfural from glucose using Sn-BEA and Amberlyst catalysts

Christopher M. Lew, Nafiseh Rajabbeigi, Michael Tsapatsis

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Abstract

5-(Ethoxymethyl)furfural (EMF) was produced from glucose in ethanol in a single reactor at 90 °C. The reaction proceeds via the isomerization of glucose to fructose with zeolite Sn-Beta, a Lewis acid catalyst. Fructose is converted to 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural, which is then etherified to EMF using a Brønsted acid catalyst, Amberlyst 131. An EMF yield of 31% was achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5364-5366
Number of pages3
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume51
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2012

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