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Production of Dimethylfuran from Hydroxymethylfurfural through Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation with Ruthenium Supported on Carbon

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  • Dr. Jungho Jae,

    1. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/
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  • Dr. Weiqing Zheng,

    1. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/
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  • Prof. Raul F. Lobo,

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    1. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/
    • Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/

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  • Prof. Dionisios G. Vlachos

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    1. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/
    • Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA), Fax: (+1) 302-831-1048 http://www.efrc.udel.edu/

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Abstract

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RuC ees′ transfer: Transfer hydrogenation using alcohols as hydrogen donors and supported ruthenium catalysts results in the selective conversion of hydroxymethylfurfural to dimethylfuran (>80 % yield). During transfer hydrogenation, the hydrogen produced from alcohols is utilized in the hydrogenation of hydroxymethylfurfural.

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