Production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from cellulose catalyzed by Lewis acid under microwave irradiation in ionic liquid Article

cited authors

  • Wu, S; Wang, C; Gao, Y; Zhang, S; Ma, D; Zhao, Z

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  • Direct conversion of cellulose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) catalyzed by CrCl3 ยท 6H2O in ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([bmim]Cl) was described with the promotion of microwave. The effects of microwave irradiation setting, reaction temperature, reaction time, and catalyst amount on HMF yield were investigated. The results showed that cellulose was converted into HMF rapidly and efficiently in [bmim]Cl with the HMF yield of 55%.

publication date

  • September 1, 2010

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  • 1157

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  • 1161


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