This work was supported by the Energy Biosciences Institute. We thank Prof. S. E. Denmark for discussions.
Efficient Production of the Liquid Fuel 2,5-Dimethylfuran from Fructose Using Formic Acid as a Reagent†
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 37, pages 6616–6618, September 3, 2010
How to Cite
Thananatthanachon, T. and Rauchfuss, Thomas B. (2010), Efficient Production of the Liquid Fuel 2,5-Dimethylfuran from Fructose Using Formic Acid as a Reagent. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 6616–6618. doi: 10.1002/anie.201002267
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 16 APR 2010
- formic acid;
Three in one: New reagents are needed to generate liquid fuels from biomass, but the reagents must serve multiple roles. For the conversion of fructose into the title compound 1, formic acid serves three roles: assists in the isomerization/dehydration, serves as an H2 source for hydrogenation, and helps deoxygenate the alcohol functional groups.