Efficient microwave-assisted production of furfural from C5 sugars in aqueous media catalysed by Brönsted acidic ionic liquids

Carlos Serrano-Ruiz Juan, Juan M. Campelo, Matteo Francavilla, Antonio A. Romero, Rafael Luque, Carmen Menendez-Vazquez, Ana B. Garcia, Eduardo J. Garcia-Suarez

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Abstract

Small amounts of SO3H-functionalised room temperature synthesized ionic liquids efficiently dehydrate aqueous xylose to furfural under microwave heating at mild reaction conditions. The RT-ionic liquid catalysts were also found to be effective catalysts for the two step one-pot simultaneous hydrolysis and dehydration of a lignocellulosic waste biorefinery-derived syrup enriched in C5 sugar oligomers. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Science & Technology
Volume2
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1828-1832
ISSN2044-4753
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aldehydes
  • Furfural
  • Oligomers
  • Sugars
  • Ionic liquids

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Juan, C. S-R., Campelo, J. M., Francavilla, M., Romero, A. A., Luque, R., Menendez-Vazquez, C., Garcia, A. B., & Garcia-Suarez, E. J. (2012). Efficient microwave-assisted production of furfural from C5 sugars in aqueous media catalysed by Brönsted acidic ionic liquids. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2(9), 1828-1832. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cy20217d