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Title: Catalytic conversion of cellulose to fuels and chemicals using boronic acids

Methods and catalyst compositions for formation of furans from carbohydrates. A carbohydrate substrate is heating in the presence of a 2-substituted phenylboronic acid (or salt or hydrate thereof) and optionally a magnesium or calcium halide salt. The reaction is carried out in a polar aprotic solvent other than an ionic liquid, an ionic liquid or a mixture thereof. Additional of a selected amount of water to the reaction can enhance the yield of furans.
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Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 27
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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
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