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Title: “One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite

Abstract

Conversion of carbohydrates to 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) may provide a step forward toward achieving a renewable biomass-based chemicals and fuels platform. Recently, we reported that a tin-containing, high-silica molecular sieve with the zeolite beta topology (Sn-Beta) can efficiently catalyze the isomerization of glucose to fructose in aqueous media at low pH. Herein, we describe the combination of Sn-Beta with acid catalysts in a one vessel, biphasic reactor system to synthesize HMF from carbohydrates such as glucose, cellobiose, and starch with high efficiency. HMF selectivities over 70% were obtained using this ''one-pot'' biphasic water/tetrahydrofuran (THF) reactor system. The key to successfully achieving the conversions/selectivities reported is that Sn-Beta is able to convert glucose to fructose at pH near 1 and in saturated aqueous salt solutions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Inst. de Technologia Quimica (UPV-CSIC), Vanencia (Spain)
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC); Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1064997
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001004
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
ACS Catalysis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: CCEI partners with the University of Delaware (lead); Brookhaven National Laboratory; California Institute of Technology; Columbia University; University of Delaware; Lehigh University; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Minnesota; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; Rutgers University; Journal ID: ISSN 2155-5435
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Nikolla, Eranda, Roman-Leshkov, Yuriy, Moliner, Manuel, and Davis, Mark E. “One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/cs2000544.
Nikolla, Eranda, Roman-Leshkov, Yuriy, Moliner, Manuel, & Davis, Mark E. “One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/cs2000544
Nikolla, Eranda, Roman-Leshkov, Yuriy, Moliner, Manuel, and Davis, Mark E. . "“One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/cs2000544.
@article{osti_1064997,
title = {“One-Pot” Synthesis of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural from Carbohydrates using Tin-Beta Zeolite},
author = {Nikolla, Eranda and Roman-Leshkov, Yuriy and Moliner, Manuel and Davis, Mark E.},
abstractNote = {Conversion of carbohydrates to 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF) may provide a step forward toward achieving a renewable biomass-based chemicals and fuels platform. Recently, we reported that a tin-containing, high-silica molecular sieve with the zeolite beta topology (Sn-Beta) can efficiently catalyze the isomerization of glucose to fructose in aqueous media at low pH. Herein, we describe the combination of Sn-Beta with acid catalysts in a one vessel, biphasic reactor system to synthesize HMF from carbohydrates such as glucose, cellobiose, and starch with high efficiency. HMF selectivities over 70% were obtained using this ''one-pot'' biphasic water/tetrahydrofuran (THF) reactor system. The key to successfully achieving the conversions/selectivities reported is that Sn-Beta is able to convert glucose to fructose at pH near 1 and in saturated aqueous salt solutions.},
doi = {10.1021/cs2000544},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1064997}, journal = {ACS Catalysis},
issn = {2155-5435},
number = 4,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {},
month = {}
}