, Volume 141, Issue 5, pp 735-741
Date: 08 Feb 2011

A One-Pot Two-Step Approach for the Catalytic Conversion of Glucose into 2,5-Diformylfuran

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One-pot two-step synthesis of DFF was achieved by catalytic conversion of glucose over CrCl3·6H2O/NaBr//NaVO3·2H2O catalysts, and a DFF yield of 55% based on glucose was obtained. This glucose conversion process is characterized by the abundance and low cost of starting material and no need for HMF separation or purification.

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An alternative one-pot one-step approach for the catalytic conversion of glucose into DFF with a yield of 18% in the CrCl3·6H2O/NaBr//NaVO3·2H2O system has been reported for the first time. Two-step process can give higher DFF yield than one-step, and the best DFF yield of 55% can be obtained under mild reaction conditions.