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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