A tunable process: catalytic transformation of renewable furfural with aliphatic alcohols in the presence of molecular oxygen.

@article{Tong2015ATP,
  title={A tunable process: catalytic transformation of renewable furfural with aliphatic alcohols in the presence of molecular oxygen.},
  author={Xinli Tong and Zonghui Liu and Linhao Yu and Yongdan Li},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 17},
  pages={3674-7}
}
The tunable transformation of renewable furfural with aliphatic alcohols in the presence of O2 is developed. Based on a nano Au catalyst and potassium carbonate, a 91.8% yield of methyl 2-furoate with 98.7% selectivity is obtained via the oxidative esterification in a furfural-methanol-O2 system; while a 91.4% yield of 3-(furan-2-yl-)-2-methylacrylaldehyde with 97.2% selectivity is attained via the oxidative condensation in a furfural-n-propanol-O2 system. 

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