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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Oct 7;49(77):8668-70. doi: 10.1039/c3cc43127d.

An efficient and reusable "hairy" particle acid catalyst for the synthesis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from dehydration of fructose in water.

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  • 1Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, P.R. China.


Poly(4-styrenesulfonic acid) brush-grafted silica particles, synthesized by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization, were employed as a reusable acid catalyst for dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in water. The particles exhibited a high activity with the HMF yield of up to 31%, in contrast to 26% from the corresponding free homopolymer catalyst.

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