5-(Chloromethyl)furfural is the New HMF: Functionally Equivalent but More Practical in Terms of its Production from Biomass

Mark Mascal

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Abstract

5-(Chloromethyl)furfural (CMF) is a disruptive innovation in the biorefinery. Chemically, it is at least as versatile as the well-known HMF but, unlike HMF, it is accessible in high yield directly from cellulosic biomass due to its lipophilicity and stability under acidic conditions, which facilitate isolation. It has a rich derivative chemistry that includes biofuels, renewable polymers, specialty chemicals, and value-added agrochemical and pharmaceutical products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3391-3395
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume8
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • 5-(chloromethyl)furfural
  • 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural
  • biomass
  • biorefinery
  • furfurals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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