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Conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by ZnCl2 in water

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Abstract

The incompletely coordinated zinc ions in the concentrated aqueous ZnCl2 solution catalyze the direct conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, and a moderate HMF yield up to 50% can be achieved.

Graphical abstract: Conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by ZnCl2 in water

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2012, accepted on 11 Apr 2012 and first published on 11 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC00122E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 5494-5496
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    Conversion of carbohydrates into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by ZnCl2 in water

    T. Deng, X. Cui, Y. Qi, Y. Wang, X. Hou and Y. Zhu, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5494
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC00122E

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