Advances in production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from starch

Liu Yang, Yu Huan Liu, Rong Sheng Ruan, Yun Pu Wang, Wen Wen Zeng, Cheng Mei Liu, Jin Sheng Zhang

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5-Hydroxymethylfurfural(5-HMF) is an important platform compound which can be synthesized from renewable biomass, it can be used as intermediates of many reactions and it has potentiality of resolving the crisis of resources and energy. This paper reviews the methods and research progress of synthesizing 5-HMF from starch in the last decade and explains its synthetic mechanism and the effect factors on yield. Finally, the application of 5-HMF is summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalXiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • 5-hydroxymethylfurfural(5-HMF)
  • Effect factors
  • Glucose
  • Starch
  • Synthetic mechanism


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