SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • aldol reaction;
  • alkanes;
  • hydrodeoxygenation;
  • jet fuel;
  • lignocellulose
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

Our best results jet: C10 and C11 branched alkanes, with low freezing points, are synthesized through the aldol condensation of furfural and methyl isobutyl ketone from lignocellulose, which is then followed by hydrodeoxygenation. These jet-fuel-range alkanes are obtained in high overall yields (≈90 %) under solvent-free conditions.