Selective reduction of biomass by hydriodic acid and its in situ regeneration from iodine by metal/hydrogen

Weiran Yang, Matthew R. Grochowski, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

HI returns: Hydroiodic acid is a highly selective reducing reagent for a wide variety of substrates. Its application is limited by the formation of iodine and the difficulty in reconverting that iodione back to HI in situ. We report the facile conversion of I2 to HI by metal-catalyzed hydrogenation in the presence of water, and demonstrate the utility of this process in the conversion of fructose to 5-methyfurfural and glycerol to 2-iodopropane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1222
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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