Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA

Chun Chih Chang, Sara K. Green, C. Luke Williams, Paul J. Dauenhauer, Wei Fan

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Abstract

p-Xylene, the precursor for PET bottles, was synthesized at 90% yield by [4 + 2] cycloaddition of biomass-derived ethylene and dimethylfuran followed by subsequent dehydration with Beta zeolite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

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Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA. / Chang, Chun Chih; Green, Sara K.; Williams, C. Luke; Dauenhauer, Paul J.; Fan, Wei.

In: Green Chemistry, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.02.2014, p. 585-588.

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Chang, Chun Chih ; Green, Sara K. ; Williams, C. Luke ; Dauenhauer, Paul J. ; Fan, Wei. / Ultra-selective cycloaddition of dimethylfuran for renewable p-xylene with H-BEA. In: Green Chemistry. 2014 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 585-588.
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