Efficient dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over sulfonated carbon sphere solid acid catalysts

A carbon-based solid acid catalyst was prepared via hydrothermal method using glucose as carbon precursors and aqueous solution of H2SO4 as sulfonation agent

Jun Zhao; Chunmei Zhou; Chao He; Yihu Dai; Xinli Jia; Yanhui Yang

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • A carbon-based solid acid catalyst was prepared via hydrothermal method using glucose as carbon precursors and aqueous solution of H2SO4 as sulfonation agent
  • The as-synthesized solid acid catalyst was attempted in the catalytic dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
  • The solid acid catalyst can be separated from the reaction mixture after reaction and reused without substantial loss in catalytic activity

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