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Achmatowicz rearrangement enables hydrogenolysis-free gas-phase synthesis of pentane-1,2,5-triol from furfuryl alcohol

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Abstract

Highly efficient synthesis of pentane-1,2,5 triol, a promising member of biorenewable C5 alcohols, has been achieved by gas-phase hydrogenation of the Achmatowicz intermediate derived from furfuryl alcohol. The hydrogenation was carried out on monocomponent or bicomponent Ni and/or Pt modified mesoporous silica catalysts. The process features the absence of hydrogenolysis of the furan ring and rendered 100% selectivity together with additional green chemistry benefits, such as mild and simpler solvent free technology that operates at atmospheric pressure. The bicomponent Ni/Pt modified mesoporous silica catalysts exhibited the highest catalytic activity, with 10Ni1Pt/KIT-6 being the most active, providing up to 100% conversion.

Graphical abstract: Achmatowicz rearrangement enables hydrogenolysis-free gas-phase synthesis of pentane-1,2,5-triol from furfuryl alcohol

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2019, accepted on 09 Sep 2019 and first published on 10 Sep 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02888A
Green Chem., 2019,21, 5657-5664

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    Achmatowicz rearrangement enables hydrogenolysis-free gas-phase synthesis of pentane-1,2,5-triol from furfuryl alcohol

    S. P. Simeonov, H. I. Lazarova, M. K. Marinova and M. D. Popova, Green Chem., 2019, 21, 5657
    DOI: 10.1039/C9GC02888A

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