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Christof Aellig and Prof. Dr. Ive Hermans Continuous D-Fructose Dehydration to 5- Hydroxymethylfurfural Under Mild Conditions ChemSusChem 5

Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200279

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Keeping it low to rise high: The selective dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural is studied under single-phase conditions in the low boiling solvent dioxane at moderate temperatures in the presence of the solid-acid catalyst Amberlyst-15 and small amounts of DMSO. Under continuous flow conditions, a significantly improved space–time yield has been obtained compared to the batch case.

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