Furfural production from xylose in a bi-phasic set-up
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- Polytechnic University of Catalonia
In the present study, two organic solvents have been compared: 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) and Isophorone. 2-MTHF shows a better selectivity to furfural and the highest yield (82%) was obtained at 190 °C in 3 hours. Besides, this bi-phasic system performs better than aqueous systems and un-catalyzed reaction, as this study demonstrates.
The results of this work could be used to produce platform chemicals from sugar-based side-streams in the forestry industry, in particular from the pre-hydrolysate liquor generated during dissolving pulp production. These obtained value-added products have applications in a wide range of industrial branches (biofuel, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, petrochemical and chemical industry, among others).
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2017|
|Event||Marcus Wallenberg: Young Researchers' Program - Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 24 Oct 2017 → 27 Oct 2017
|Period||24/10/2017 → 27/10/2017|
- furfural , 2-MTHF, Isophorone, xylose, cpme