We would like to thank ACTS-ASPECT for providing a grant to this research (ASPECT Project 053.62.017), and Rudy Parton, Rob Meier (DSM), Peter Witte, Peter Berben (BASF), Annemarie Beers (Norit), Jean Paul Lange (Shell), and Bart Zwijnenburg (Johnson Matthey) for helpful discussions.
Caprolactam from Renewable Resources: Catalytic Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural into Caprolactone†
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 31, pages 7083–7087, July 25, 2011
How to Cite
Buntara, T., Noel, S., Phua, P. H., Melián-Cabrera, I., de Vries, J. G. and Heeres, H. J. (2011), Caprolactam from Renewable Resources: Catalytic Conversion of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural into Caprolactone. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 7083–7087. doi: 10.1002/anie.201102156
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Received: 28 MAR 2011
- ACTS-ASPECT. Grant Number: 053.62.017
- sustainable chemistry
Renewable nylon: 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which can be obtained from renewable resources such as D-fructose, was converted into caprolactone with very good overall selectivity in only three steps. The new route involves two hydrogenation steps to obtain 1,6-hexanediol, which was oxidatively cyclized to caprolactone, and then converted into caprolactam.