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Synthesis of biomass-derived feedstocks for the polymers and fuels industries from 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) and acetone

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We show that 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural (HMF) and acetone can be selectively converted into a range of biomass-derived high molecular weight chemicals in high yield (>90%). HMF was condensed with acetone and purified to produce HMF-Acetone-HMF dimer (HAH). We then selectively synthesized various compounds from HAH by the sequential catalytic reaction pathway of hydrogenation, ring-opening, and hydrodeoxygenation. These synthesized HMF-derived chemicals were characterized by 1D and 2D NMR spectra and high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The HMF-derived molecules described in this paper can be feedstocks for the polymer, pigment, and petroleum industries.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of biomass-derived feedstocks for the polymers and fuels industries from 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) and acetone

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The article was received on 04 Jun 2019, accepted on 07 Aug 2019 and first published on 07 Aug 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01859J
Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article

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    Synthesis of biomass-derived feedstocks for the polymers and fuels industries from 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) and acetone

    H. Chang, A. H. Motagamwala, G. W. Huber and J. A. Dumesic, Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9GC01859J

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