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Title: Production of 1,5-pentanediol via upgrading of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

A method of making 1,5-pentanediol from tetrahydrofurfural alcohol. The method includes the steps of dehydrating tetrahydrofurfural alcohol (THFA) to dihydropyran (DHP); hydrating at least a portion of the DHP to 2-hydroxy-tetrahydropyran (2-HY-THP) in the presence of a solid acid catalyst; and hydrogenating at least a portion of the 2-HY-THP to 1,5-pentanediol. The method can be conducted entirely in the absence of noble metal catalysts.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1483644
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
10,077,224
Application Number:
15/782,593
Contract Number:
EE0006878
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Oct 12
Research Org:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Works referenced in this record:

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  • DOI: 10.1021/jp982345y