O-M-BRA-4 Continuous D-Fructose Dehydration to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural under Mild Conditions

Monday, June 3, 2013: 10:40 AM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Christof Aellig and Ive Hermans, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
The dehydration of d-fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural was studied under single-phase conditions in the low boiling solvent 1,4-dioxane at moderate temperatures in the presence of the acid-catalyst Amberlyst-15. The reaction was first examined and optimized under batch conditions. Subsequently, the reaction was performed under continuous flow in a fixed bed reactor.

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