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Karen S. Arias, Prof. Maria J. Climent, Prof. Avelino Corma and Prof. Sara Iborra Biomass-Derived Chemicals: Synthesis of Biodegradable Surfactant Ether Molecules from Hydroxymethylfurfural ChemSusChem 7

Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300531

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A furfural seasons! A new class of biodegradable anionic surfactants with a structure based on 5-alkoxymethylfuroate are prepared from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), through a one-pot–two-steps process that involves the selective etherification of HMF with fatty alcohols using a heterogeneous solid acid, followed by a highly selective oxidation of the formyl group with a gold catalyst.

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