Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural via green routes
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractWith concerns of diminishing fossil fuel reserves and environmental deterioration, great efforts have been made to explore novel approaches of efficiently utilizing bio-renewable feedstocks to produce chemicals and fuels. 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), generated from dehydration of six-carbon ketose, is regarded as a primary and versatile renewable building block to realize the goal of production of these high valued products from renewable biomass resources transformation. In this review, we summarize the recent advances via green routes in the heterogeneous reaction system for the catalytic production of HMF from glucose conversion, and emphasize reaction pathways of these reaction approaches based on the fundamental mechanistic chemistry as well as highlight the challenges (such as separation and purification of products, reusing and regeneration of catalyst, recycling solvent) in this field.
CitationWang J, Xi J, Xia Q, Liu X, Wang Y (2017) Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural via green routes. Science China Chemistry. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11426-016-9035-1.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91545103, 21273071, 21403065), and the Commission of Science and Technology of Shanghai Municipality (10dz2220500).
JournalScience China Chemistry