This work is supported by the Energy Biosciences Institute. The authors thank Prof. R. G. Bergman for useful discussion.
Deoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Feedstocks: Oxorhenium-Catalyzed Deoxydehydration of Sugars and Sugar Alcohols†
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 32, pages 8082–8086, August 6, 2012
How to Cite
Shiramizu, M. and Toste, F. D. (2012), Deoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Feedstocks: Oxorhenium-Catalyzed Deoxydehydration of Sugars and Sugar Alcohols. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 8082–8086. doi: 10.1002/anie.201203877
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAY 2012
- Energy Biosciences Institute
- sustainable chemistry
Turn sugar into oil: The deoxygenation reaction of sugar moieties is important for the conversion of biomass into chemicals and fuels. The methyltrioxorhenium-catalyzed deoxydehydration reaction was successfully applied to this purpose using another alcohol as solvent/reductant. The reaction was highly stereospecific, affording linear polyene products from C4–C6 sugar alcohols and aromatic compounds from C4–C6 sugars.