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Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA

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Abstract

p-Xylene, the precursor for PET bottles, was synthesized at 90% yield by [4 + 2] cycloaddition of biomass-derived ethylene and dimethylfuran followed by subsequent dehydration with Beta zeolite.

Graphical abstract: Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA

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The article was received on 18 Apr 2013, accepted on 21 May 2013 and first published on 21 May 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40740C
Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 585-588
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    Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA

    C. Chang, S. K. Green, C. L. Williams, P. J. Dauenhauer and W. Fan, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 585
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC40740C

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