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Title: Method for selectively preparing 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF) from biomass in polar aprotic solvents

Abstract

A method to produce 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is described in which a reactant including cellulose, lignocellulose, or a combination thereof, in a reaction mixture of a polar, aprotic solvent and an acid is reacted for a time, at a temperature, and at a hydrogen ion concentration wherein at least a portion of the cellulose or lignocellulose present in the reactant is converted to HMF. The reaction mixture is initially substantially devoid of water. As the reaction proceeds, dehydration of intermediates causes the water concentration in the reaction mixture to rise to no more than about 0.2 wt % water.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236566
Patent Number(s):
9,242,952
Application Number:
14/229,481
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Dumesic, James A., Huber, George W., and Weingarten, Ronen. Method for selectively preparing 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF) from biomass in polar aprotic solvents. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Dumesic, James A., Huber, George W., & Weingarten, Ronen. Method for selectively preparing 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF) from biomass in polar aprotic solvents. United States.
Dumesic, James A., Huber, George W., and Weingarten, Ronen. Tue . "Method for selectively preparing 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF) from biomass in polar aprotic solvents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236566.
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