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Synthesis of Renewable Fine-Chemical Building Blocks by Reductive Coupling between Furfural Derivatives and Terpenes

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  • Céline M. Nicklaus,

    1. Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296
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  • Prof. Adriaan J. Minnaard,

    1. Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296
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  • Prof. Ben L. Feringa,

    Corresponding author
    1. Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296
    • Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296

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  • Prof. Johannes G. de Vries

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    1. Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296
    2. DSM Innovative Synthesis BV, P.O. Box 18, 6160 MD Geleen (The Netherlands)
    • Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 50-363-4296

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Abstract

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Sugar and Spice…: The use of renewable resources to produce fine chemicals is an underdeveloped area. A waste-free technology will be necessary to further convert platform chemicals, readily available from biomass. We show that furfurals, which can be obtained from C5 sugars, can be coupled with terpenes in up to 95 % yield through ruthenium-catalyzed reductive couplings developed by Krische et al.

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