Etherification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to a biodiesel component over ionic liquid modified zeolites

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List of Authors: Eero Salminen, Narendra Kumar, Pasi Virtanen, Mikko Tenho, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Topics in Catalysis
Volume number: 56
Issue number: 9
Start page: 765
End page: 769
eISSN: 1572-9028


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 %.

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