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Influence of Dimethylsulfoxide and Dioxygen in the Fructose Conversion to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Mediated by Glycerol's Acidic Carbon

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Author(s):
Tudino, Tatiane C. [1] ; Nunes, Renan S. [1] ; Mandelli, Dalmo [1] ; Carvalho, Wagner A. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Fed Univ ABC UFABC, Ctr Nat Sci & Humanities, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY; v. 8, APR 8 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Both the catalytic production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from carbohydrates and the use of a catalyst obtained from residues stand out for adding value to by-products and wastes. These processes contribute to the circular economy. In this work it was evaluated optimized conditions for 5-HMF production from fructose with high yield and selectivity. The reaction was catalyzed by an acidic carbon obtained from glycerol, a byproduct of the biodiesel industry. Special attention has been given to the use of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a solvent and its influence on system activity, both in the presence and absence of O-2. Glycerol's carbon with acidic properties can be effectively used as catalyst in fructose dehydration, allowed achieving conversions close to 100% with 5-HMF selectivities higher than 90%. The catalyst can be reused in consecutive batch runs. The influence of DMSO in the presence of O-2 should be considered in the catalytic activity, as the stabilization of a reaction intermediate by the {[}O-2:DMSO] complex is favored and, both fructose conversion and 5-HMF yield increase. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/05006-5 - Contaminants removal from pharmaceutical industry effluents using new materials from waste biodiesel
Grantee:Maraisa Gonçalves
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/24931-4 - Polyols conversion promoted by alternative catalysts under conventional and microwave heating
Grantee:Wagner Alves Carvalho
Support type: Regular Research Grants