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Towards quantitative and scalable transformation of furfural to cyclopentanone with supported gold catalysts

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Abstract

Given the vital importance of furfural (FFA) upgrading towards a sustainable bio-based economy, an eco-friendly aqueous route to produce a sole valuable product from FFA is highly desirable. We herein describe an efficient approach to quantitatively convert FFA into cyclopentanone (CPO) in neat water, employing H2 as the clean reductant and supported gold nanoparticles as a simple yet versatile catalyst. The use of anatase TiO2 featuring only mild Lewis acidic sites as the underlying support is essential, not only for preventing undesirable side reactions, but also for attaining high CPO selectivity. The feasibility of using biogenic CPO and CO2 as benign carbon sources to synthesize the industrially important feedstock dimethyl adipate is also demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Towards quantitative and scalable transformation of furfural to cyclopentanone with supported gold catalysts

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2015, accepted on 26 Nov 2015 and first published on 26 Nov 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02528A
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 2155-2164

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    Towards quantitative and scalable transformation of furfural to cyclopentanone with supported gold catalysts

    G. Zhang, M. Zhu, Q. Zhang, Y. Liu, H. He and Y. Cao, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 2155
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02528A

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