This work was supported by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore).
Efficient Catalytic System for the Selective Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose and Fructose†
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 48, pages 9345–9348, November 17, 2008
How to Cite
Yong, G., Zhang, Y. and Ying, Jackie Y. (2008), Efficient Catalytic System for the Selective Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose and Fructose. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 9345–9348. doi: 10.1002/anie.200803207
- Issue published online: 12 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 17 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUL 2008
- Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
- ionic liquids
A sweet conversion! A NHC–Cr/ionic liquid system has achieved excellent efficiency and the highest 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (1; see scheme; NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) yields reported thus far for both fructose and glucose feedstocks. The catalyst and ionic liquid are tolerant of high substrate loading and can be recycled after extraction of the product.