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Gold as a catalyst for the ring opening of 2,5-Dimethylfuran

Miedziak, Peter, Edwards, Jennifer ORCID:, Taylor, Stuart H. ORCID:, Knight, David, Tarbit, Brian and Hutchings, Graham ORCID: 2018. Gold as a catalyst for the ring opening of 2,5-Dimethylfuran. Catalysis Letters 148 (7) , pp. 2109-2116. 10.1007/s10562-018-2415-3

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The epoxidation of 2,5-dimethyl furan leads to the production of hex-3-ene-2,5-dione via a ring opening rearrangement reaction. A second epoxidation reaction could then enable a further ring closing rearrangement to form 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3-furanone (furaneol). In this paper we report the use of gold and gold palladium supported on graphite and titania as catalysts for the ring opening reaction of 2,5-dimethyl furan. We show that by tuning the reaction conditions high selectivity towards hex-3-ene-2,5-dione can be achieved using green chemical methods and mild reaction conditions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 1011-372X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 14 May 2018
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 17:00

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