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Tailor-made biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from the continuous flow hydrogenation and deoxygenation of furfuralacetone

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In this work, we present the first continuous flow process to produce the tailored biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from renewable resources. In a two-step approach lignocellulose-derived furfuralacetone is first hydrogenated and then deoxygenated over commercial catalysts to form the desired product. Both reactions were studied independently in batch conditions. The transition to a continuous flow system was done and various parameters were tested in the miniplant. Both reactions were performed in a two-reactor-concept approach to yield the desired 2-butyltetrahydrofuran in a high yield directly from furfuralacetone.

Graphical abstract: Tailor-made biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from the continuous flow hydrogenation and deoxygenation of furfuralacetone

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2019, accepted on 30 Oct 2019 and first published on 31 Oct 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02555C
Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article
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    Tailor-made biofuel 2-butyltetrahydrofuran from the continuous flow hydrogenation and deoxygenation of furfuralacetone

    M. Strohmann, A. Bordet, A. J. Vorholt and W. Leitner, Green Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02555C

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