O-M-BRA-5 Kinetics of Reaction of Fructose to Form 5-(hydroxymethyl) Furfural

Monday, June 3, 2013: 11:00 AM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Anirban Das, Jing Zhang and Eric Weitz, Northwestern University, USA.
The mechanism of acid-catalyzed dehydration of fructose to form 5-hydroxymethylfurfural was probed by studying the kinetics of this reaction with an Amberlyst-70 catalyst in DMSO. These kinetic data will be discussed in terms of insights they provide for the reaction mechanism, the individual reactive steps, and the rate limiting step.

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