P-Tu-BRC-138 Sugars to HMF to Levulinates with Acid Catalysts

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Christian P. Canlas, Nicolas Grosso-Giordano, Pria D. Young and Justin M. Notestein, Northwestern University, USA.
The conversion of sugars to HMF and HMF to acetals and levulinates was studied in methanolic HCl and over modified silica and alumina catalysts, giving the reaction network as a function of reaction conditions. Humin formation could be minimized and acetals maximized for very dilute acids.

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