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

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    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 %.
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    Pages (from-to)765–769
    JournalTopics in Catalysis
    Volume56
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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