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Graphene oxide as a facile acid catalyst for the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural

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Abstract

Graphene oxide obtained by the Hummers method was discovered to be an efficient and recyclable acid catalyst for the conversion of fructose-based biopolymers into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural (EMF). EMF yields of 92%, 71%, 34% and 66% were achieved when 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), fructose, sucrose and inulin were used as starting materials, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide as a facile acid catalyst for the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2013, accepted on 17 Jul 2013 and first published on 17 Jul 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41109E
Citation: Green Chem., 2013,15, 2379-2383
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    Graphene oxide as a facile acid catalyst for the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into 5-ethoxymethylfurfural

    H. Wang, T. Deng, Y. Wang, X. Cui, Y. Qi, X. Mu, X. Hou and Y. Zhu, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 2379
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41109E

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