Applied Chemistry, Vol.14, No.1, 41-44, May, 2010
고정화된 이온성 액체에 의한 바이오매스의 5-히드록시메틸푸르푸랄로의 효율적인 화학적 변환
Efficient Chemical Transformation of Biomass to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural by Immobilized Ionic Liquids
Utilizing renewable biomass is becoming important part of strategy to lower the total emissions of CO2. Abundant biomass resources can be transformed into sustainable valuable chemical intermediates for the production of plastics, fine chemicals, and fuels. 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) has already been considered as one of the valuable platform chemical intermediates. Herein, we prepared various types of ionic liquids (ILs) immobilized polymer catalysts for dehydration of fructose to 5-HMF. Ionic liquids have not only attracted as environment-friendly reaction medium, but also contributed efficient catalytic performance by combination of various anions and cations. Among the ionic liquid catalysts investigated, sulfonate functionalized butylimidazolium immobilized polymer catalyst showed the best catalytic activity and gave good yield of product.