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Direct synthesis of 2,5-diformylfuran from fructose with graphene oxide as a bifunctional and metal-free catalyst

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Abstract

The direct synthesis of 2,5-diformylfuran (DFF) from fructose is a tandem reaction that typically involves two steps catalyzed by two different catalysts, including fructose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) catalyzed by an acid catalyst and subsequent HMF oxidation to DFF catalyzed by a redox catalyst. In this study, graphene oxide, a metal-free carbon based material, was demonstrated to be an efficient and recyclable bifunctional catalyst in the direct synthesis of DFF from fructose. A DFF yield of 53.0% was achieved in a one pot and one-step reaction (O2, 24 h) and the DFF yield could be further increased to 72.5% in a one pot and two-step reaction (N2, 2 h and O2 22 h).

Graphical abstract: Direct synthesis of 2,5-diformylfuran from fructose with graphene oxide as a bifunctional and metal-free catalyst

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Submitted
20 Nov 2015
Accepted
13 Jan 2016
First published
14 Jan 2016

Green Chem., 2016,18, 2302-2307
Article type
Communication
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Direct synthesis of 2,5-diformylfuran from fructose with graphene oxide as a bifunctional and metal-free catalyst

G. Lv, H. Wang, Y. Yang, T. Deng, C. Chen, Y. Zhu and X. Hou, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 2302
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02794B

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