OE76 Intramolecular Dehydration of Polyalcohol Compounds in High-Temperature Liquid Water Enhanced by High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide

Friday, June 10, 2011: 11:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Aritomo Yamaguchi, Norihito Hiyoshi, Osamu Sato and Masayuki Shirai, Research Center for Compact Chemical System, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Sendai, Japan
The addition of high-pressure carbon dioxide to high-temperature liquid water is highly beneficial in providing protons for the intramolecular dehydration of polyalcohol compounds and this technique could be extended to other acid-catalyzed reactions, which leads to environmentally benign technologies for conversion of biomass derivatives to useful materials.

Extended Abstracts: