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Development of 6-amyl-α-pyrone as a potential biomass-derived platform molecule

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Catalytic transformation routes for the valorization of biomass-derived 6-amyl-α-pyrone (6PP) were explored for the first time. Ring-opening and decarboxylation of 6PP in water yielded non-2-en-4-one with 95% conversion and nearly 60% selectivity at 498 K, without the requirement of an acid catalyst. The decarboxylated product was further hydrogenated to yield 4-nonanone over a Pd/C catalyst. In order to produce longer chain hydrocarbons of diesel and jet fuel range, C–C coupling via aldol condensation of nonanone with furfural and 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) was experimented over a mixed oxide (CaO–MgO) catalyst measuring up to 40% and 60% yield of the branched aldol products at 443 K and 393 K respectively.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2016, accepted on 18 Oct 2016 and first published on 19 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02528E
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 6431-6435
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    Development of 6-amyl-α-pyrone as a potential biomass-derived platform molecule

    Md. I. Alam, S. Gupta, A. Bohre, E. Ahmad, T. S. Khan, B. Saha and M. A. Haider, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 6431
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02528E

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