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Bio-based solvents for the Baylis–Hillman reaction of HMF

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Abstract

The Baylis–Hillman reaction of HMF was investigated in various bio-based solvent systems and in water. Although pure water is able to promote the reaction, aqueous mixtures with ethanol, isopropanol, methyl-THF (MeTHF), tetrahydrofurfuryl-alcohol (THFA) show better overall efficacy for the HMF Baylis–Hillman reaction than pure water or the pure bio-based solvent. Such solvent systems can replace THF or dioxane, often used for BH reactions. However, pure bio-based solvents can be used in the case of the more polar glucosyloxymethylfurfural (GMF). These results show that the most appropriate medium must also take into account the polarity of the starting aldehyde.

Graphical abstract: Bio-based solvents for the Baylis–Hillman reaction of HMF

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The article was received on 22 Jul 2015, accepted on 05 Aug 2015 and first published on 05 Aug 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA14554F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 69238-69242
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    Bio-based solvents for the Baylis–Hillman reaction of HMF

    J. Tan, M. Ahmar and Y. Queneau, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 69238
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA14554F

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