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Catalytic Conversion of Furfural into a 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid-Based Polyester with Total Carbon Utilization

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  • Tao Pan,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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  • Jin Deng,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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  • Qing Xu,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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  • Yong Zuo,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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  • Prof. Qing-Xiang Guo,

    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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  • Prof. Dr. Yao Fu

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    1. Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
    • Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Biomass Clean Energy, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China), Fax: (+86)-551-360-6689
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Abstract

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One divided into two combined into one: The catalytic conversion of furfural into a 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid-based polyester, linked by the disproportionation of furoate to furan and 2,5-furandicarboxylate, is reported. In this manner, all carbons are utilized, demonstrating the success of combining a platform molecule from C5 sugars (furfural) to one from C6 sugars (2,5-FDCA).

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