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Phosphorous pentoxide mediated synthesis of 5-HMF in ionic liquid at low temperature.
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PMID:  21889125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A convenient, mild and environment-friendly dehydration reaction of fructose in ionic liquid using phosphorous pentoxide (P(2)O(5)) has been investigated. The acidic nature of P(2)O(5) along with its hygroscopic properties has been successfully utilized to afford 81.2% yield of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at 50°C in 60mins. Phosphoric acid yielded remarkably less 5-HMF even at higher temperature and longer reaction times. The reaction was optimized by varying different parameters and the results indicated that no rehydration products, such as levulinic acid or formic acid, were formed.
Devalina Ray; Neha Mittal; Wook-Jin Chung
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Carbohydrate research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-426X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043535     Medline TA:  Carbohydr Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Energy and Environment Fusion Technology Center, Department of Energy Science and Technology, Myongji University, Yongin, South Korea.
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