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Michael G. Mazzotta, Dinesh Gupta, Dr. Basudeb Saha, Dr. Astam K. Patra, Prof. Dr. Asim Bhaumik and Prof. Dr. Mahdi M. Abu-Omar Efficient Solid Acid Catalyst Containing Lewis and Brønsted Acid Sites for the Production of Furfurals ChemSusChem 7

Version of Record online: 7 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402007

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A tale of two acids: A Brønsted and Lewis acidic sulfonated carbonaceous catalyst is prepared by a one-pot synthesis method. The catalyst with a Lewis-to-Brønsted acid density ratio of 1.2 is effective for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and furfural from carbohydrates in a biphasic solvent of water and methyltetrahydrofuran.

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