Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 56, Issue 9, pp 765–769

Etherification of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural to a Biodiesel Component Over Ionic Liquid Modified Zeolites

Authors

    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Process Chemistry CentreÅbo Akademi University
  • Narendra Kumar
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Process Chemistry CentreÅbo Akademi University
  • Pasi Virtanen
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Process Chemistry CentreÅbo Akademi University
  • Mikko Tenho
    • Laboratory of Industrial Physics, Department of PhysicsTurku University
  • Päivi Mäki-Arvela
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Process Chemistry CentreÅbo Akademi University
  • Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Process Chemistry CentreÅbo Akademi University
    • Technical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Chemical-Biological CentreUmeå University
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-013-0035-0

Cite this article as:
Salminen, E., Kumar, N., Virtanen, P. et al. Top Catal (2013) 56: 765. doi:10.1007/s11244-013-0035-0

Abstract

In this work, ionic liquid (IL) modified H-Beta zeolites were prepared and the physicochemical properties of the catalysts were investigated. IL modified zeolites were applied in 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) etherification to tert-butoxymethylfurfural (tBMF) which is a potential (bio)diesel component. The best catalyst, IL-H-Beta-25, yielded at BMF selectivity of 76 % corresponding to a HMF conversion of 46 %.

Keywords

EtherificationHMFIonic liquidsSILCA

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