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A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate

Author
Gómez, G.; Hellsten, S.; King, A.; Pokki, J.; Llorca, J.; Sixta, H.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of industrial and engineering chemistry
Date of publication
2019-04-25
Volume
72
First page
354
Last page
363
DOI
10.1016/j.jiec.2018.12.037
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/130961 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226086X18308165 Open in new window
Abstract
Furfural (FUR) was produced from xylose using a biphasic batch reaction system. Water-immiscible organic solvents such as isophorone, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) and cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME) were used to promptly extract FUR from the aqueous phase in order to avoid the degradation to humins as largely as possible. The effect of time, temperature, organic solvent and organic-to-aqueous ratio on xylose conversion and FUR yield were investigated in auto-catalyzed conditions. Experiments...
Citation
Gómez, G. [et al.]. A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate. "Journal of industrial and engineering chemistry", 25 Abril 2019, vol. 72, p. 354-363.
Keywords
2-MTHF, CPME, Furfural, Isophorone, Prehydrolysate liquor, Xylose
Group of research
CRnE - Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering
NEMEN - Nanoengineering of Materials Applied to Energy

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