Metal Chlorides in Ionic Liquid Solvents Convert Sugars to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

@article{Zhao2007MetalCI,
  title={Metal Chlorides in Ionic Liquid Solvents Convert Sugars to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural},
  author={Haibo Zhao and J. Holladay and Heather M. Brown and Z. Zhang},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={316},
  pages={1597 - 1600}
}
  • Haibo Zhao, J. Holladay, +1 author Z. Zhang
  • Published 2007
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • Replacing petroleum feedstocks by biomass requires efficient methods to convert carbohydrates to a variety of chemical compounds. We report the catalytic conversion of sugars giving high yield to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), a versatile intermediate. Metal halides in 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride are catalysts, among which chromium (II) chloride is found to be uniquely effective, leading to the conversion of glucose to HMF with a yield near 70%. A wide range of metal halides is found… CONTINUE READING
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