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Production of levoglucosenone and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from cellulose in polar aprotic solvent-water mixtures

Production of levoglucosenone and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from cellulose in polar aprotic solvent-water mixtures
James A. Dumesic, Theodore W. Walker, George W. Huber, Jiayue He, Christos T. Maravelias, Kefeng Huang, Mingjie Liu
We demonstrate a process to produce levoglucosenone (LGO) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from cellulose in up to 65% carbon yield using H2SO4 as catalyst and a solvent consisting of tetrahydrofuran (THF) and H2O.

Publisher URL: http://feeds.rsc.org/~r/rss/GC/~3/730XtKs4z_Q/C7GC01688C

DOI: 2017/GC/C7GC01688C

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