Get access

The Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Fructose in Isopropyl Alcohol: A Green and Efficient System

Authors

  • Linke Lai,

    1. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos, Singapore 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9020
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Yugen Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos, Singapore 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9020
    • Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos, Singapore 138669 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6478-9020
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

original image

Solving problems: An isopropyl alcohol-mediated reaction system for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from fructose reaches a yield of up to 87 %. The solvent can be easily recycled by evaporation, giving the HMF product. The system avoids the use of large amounts of organic solvent, has a minimal environmental impact, and offers a new route to large-scale economically viable processes.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary