An enzyme mimic ammonium polymer as a single catalyst for glucose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Teong, Siew Ping
Date of Issue2015
School of Materials Science and Engineering
An ammonium resin (PBnNH3Cl) was used as a single catalyst for the glucose and polysaccharide dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in high selectivity (>80%) in a DMSO or biphasic reaction system. The isomerization mechanism was also studied by using the DFT computational method.
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