This work was supported by Consilider Ingenio 2009 CDS 00050. O.d.l.T. is grateful to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for a doctoral grant (FPU). We also thank E. Ponce and Dr. D. Penno for discussions and technical assistance.
Production of High-Quality Diesel from Biomass Waste Products†
Article first published online: 31 JAN 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 10, pages 2375–2378, March 1, 2011
How to Cite
Corma, A., de la Torre, O., Renz, M. and Villandier, N. (2011), Production of High-Quality Diesel from Biomass Waste Products. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 2375–2378. doi: 10.1002/anie.201007508
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 31 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 2010
- Consilider Ingenio. Grant Number: CDS 00050
- diesel fuel;
- sustainable chemistry
High-quality liquid fuels are obtained from non-edible carbohydrates by energy-efficient processes. 2-Methylfuran, produced by hydrogenation of furfural, is converted into 6-alkyl undecanes in a catalytic solvent-free process (see scheme with 6-butylundecane). A diesel fuel is produced with an excellent motor cetane number (71) and pour point (−90 °C) and with global process conversions and selectivities close to 90 %.