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Iron-Catalyzed Furfural Production in Biobased Biphasic Systems: From Pure Sugars to Direct Use of Crude Xylose Effluents as Feedstock

Authors

  • Thorsten vom Stein,

    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
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  • Philipp M. Grande,

    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
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  • Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
    2. Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
    • Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
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  • Dr. Pablo Domínguez de María

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    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
    • Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie (ITMC), RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 241 8022177
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Abstract

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Working with real samples: Aqueous solutions of FeCl3–NaCl (or seawater) dehydrate xylose to afford furfural, which can extracted in situ into 2-MTHF as second phase. Furfural is successfully obtained when aqueous nonpurified xylose effluents directly from lignocellulose fractionation are tested.

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