Cover Picture: Metal‐Free Dehydration of Glucose to 5‐(Hydroxymethyl)furfural in Ionic Liquids with Boric Acid as a Promoter (Chem. Eur. J. 5/2011)

Tim Johannes Bjarki Ståhlberg, Sergio Rodriguez, Peter Fristrup, Anders Riisager

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Abstract

Boric acid promotes the dehydration of glucose to 5-(hydroxy)methylfurfural in ionic liquids. Computational analyses by DFT calculations show a significant decrease in energy for the isomerization of glucose to fructose when the sugars are bound to boric acid and isotopic labeling NMR studies confirm that the mechanism proceeds via an ene–diol intermediate as described by A. Riisager, P. Fristrup et al. in their Full Paper on page 1456 ff.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry: A European Journal
Volume17
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1369
ISSN0947-6539
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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