Synthesis of Furfural from Water Hyacinth (Eichornia croassipes)

  title={Synthesis of Furfural from Water Hyacinth (Eichornia croassipes)},
  author={Ismiyarto and Ngadiwiyana and T. Windarti and Rs Purbowatiningrum and M. Hapsari and Fh Rafi’ah and Suyanti and Haq},
  • Ismiyarto, Ngadiwiyana, +5 authors Haq
  • Published 2017
  • Chemistry
  • Furfural has been prepared from hydrolysis of dried biomass of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) by using diluted hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid as catalysts. This process involved the conversion of the pentosane fraction in water hyacinth into pentose, and then pentose was cyclodehydrated into furfural. The reaction was conducted in a distillation set with receiving the flask that contains chloroform. Furfural was identified by fehling test which was then characterized using Fourier… CONTINUE READING
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