P-W-BRC-125 Furanylation and Subsequent Partial Hydrogenation of Biomass-derived Molecules for Innovative Diesel Fuel Production

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Eric Sacia, Madhesan Balakrishnan and Alexis T. Bell, University of California Berkeley, USA.
By utilizing the reactive aldehyde of furfural and 5-methylfurfural, we elucidated a solvent-free pathway for generation of fuel candidate molecules through both homogeneous and heterogeneous acid-catalyzed furan condensation with 2-methylfuran.  The selective partial hydrogenation of the furan rings of the C15­-C16 products to their tetrahydrofuranyl analogs was also explored.

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