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Solvent-Free Synthesis of C10 and C11 Branched Alkanes from Furfural and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

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  • Jinfan Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10049 (PR China)
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  • Dr. Ning Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
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  • Guangyi Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10049 (PR China)
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  • Dr. Wentao Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
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  • Aiqin Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
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  • Dr. Xiaodong Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
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  • Dr. Yu Cong,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
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  • Prof. Tao Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570
    • State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411 84691570

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Abstract

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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.

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