Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic conversion of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural via green routes

Jianjian Wang, Jinxu Xi, Qineng Xia, Xiaohui Liu, Yanqin Wang

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Abstract

With 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-886
Number of pages17
JournalScience China Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2017

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