Synthesis of ranitidine (Zantac) from cellulose-derived 5-(chloromethyl)furfural

Mark Mascal, Saikat Dutta

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The biomass-derived platform chemical 5-(chloromethyl)furfural is converted into the blockbuster antiulcer drug ranitidine (Zantac) in four steps with an overall 68% isolated yield. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3101-3102
Number of pages2
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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