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Chemo-Enzymatic Conversion of Glucose into 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in Seawater

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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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  • Christian Bergs,

    1. 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

    Corresponding author
    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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Do you sea water? Water consumption will be a challenge in biorefineries, and the use of non-drinkable sources of water will be preferred. Herein, glucose is converted into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in a chemo-enzymatic one-pot, two-step procedure, involving immobilized glucose isomerase to produce fructose and oxalic acid to dehydrate it to HMF.

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