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Issue 1, 2017
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Synthesis of maleic and fumaric acids from furfural in the presence of betaine hydrochloride and hydrogen peroxide

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Abstract

Here we report the successful valorisation of furfural into maleic acid (MA) and fumaric acid (FA) with a total yield above 90% using an aqueous solution of betaine hydrochloride (BHC) in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. BHC can be recycled for at least 4 cycles and it can be used to directly convert xylose to MA and FA.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of maleic and fumaric acids from furfural in the presence of betaine hydrochloride and hydrogen peroxide

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The article was received on 19 Sep 2016, accepted on 01 Nov 2016 and first published on 01 Nov 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02620F
Green Chem., 2017,19, 98-101

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    Synthesis of maleic and fumaric acids from furfural in the presence of betaine hydrochloride and hydrogen peroxide

    N. Araji, D. D. Madjinza, G. Chatel, A. Moores, F. Jérôme and K. De Oliveira Vigier, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 98
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02620F

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