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Title: Method to convert biomass to 5-(hydroxymethyl)-furfural (HMF) and furfural using lactones, furans, and pyrans as solvents

Abstract

Described is a process to produce hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) from biomass-derived sugars. The process includes the steps of reacting a C5 and/or C6 sugar-containing reactant derived from biomass in a monophasic or biphasic reaction solution comprising water and a co-solvent. The co-solvent can be beta-, gamma-, and/or delta-lactones derived from biomass, tetrahydrofuran (THF) derived from biomass, and/or methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF) derived from biomass. The reaction takes place in the presence of an acid catalyst and a dehydration catalyst for a time and under conditions such that at least a portion of glucose or fructose present in the reactant is converted to HMF.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (USA).
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1137200
Patent Number(s):
8772515
Application Number:
13/649,891
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07D - HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-84ER13183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Dumesic, James A., Ribeiro Gallo, Jean Marcel, and Alonso, David. Method to convert biomass to 5-(hydroxymethyl)-furfural (HMF) and furfural using lactones, furans, and pyrans as solvents. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Dumesic, James A., Ribeiro Gallo, Jean Marcel, & Alonso, David. Method to convert biomass to 5-(hydroxymethyl)-furfural (HMF) and furfural using lactones, furans, and pyrans as solvents. United States.
Dumesic, James A., Ribeiro Gallo, Jean Marcel, and Alonso, David. Tue . "Method to convert biomass to 5-(hydroxymethyl)-furfural (HMF) and furfural using lactones, furans, and pyrans as solvents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1137200.
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