A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorGómez Millán, Gerardoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHellsten, Sannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKing, Alistair W.T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPokki, Juha-Pekkaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLlorca, Jordien_US
dc.contributor.authorSixta, Herberten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Bioproducts and Biosystemsen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.groupauthorBiorefineriesen
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Helsinkien_US
dc.contributor.organizationPolytechnic University of Cataloniaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-25T08:42:18Z
dc.date.available2019-02-25T08:42:18Z
dc.date.embargoinfo:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2021-01-15en_US
dc.date.issued2019-04-25en_US
dc.description.abstractFurfural (FUR) was produced from xylose using a biphasic batch reaction system. Water-immiscible organic solvents such as isophorone, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) and cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME) were used to promptly extract FUR from the aqueous phase in order to avoid the degradation to humins as largely as possible. The effect of time, temperature, organic solvent and organic-to-aqueous ratio on xylose conversion and FUR yield were investigated in auto-catalyzed conditions. Experiments at three temperatures (170, 190 and 210 °C) were carried out in a stirred microwave-assisted batch reactor, which established the optimal conditions for achieving the highest FUR yield. The maximum FUR yields from xylose were 78 mol% when using CPME, 48 mol% using isophorone and 71 mol% in the case of 2-MTHF at an aqueous to organic phase ratio of 1:1 (v/v). Birch hydrolysate was also used to show the high furfural yield that can be obtained in the biphasic system under optimized conditions. The present study suggests that CPME can be used as a green and efficient extraction solvent for the conversion of xylose into furfural without salt addition.en
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dc.format.extent354-363
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dc.identifier.citationGómez Millán, G, Hellsten, S, King, A W T, Pokki, J-P, Llorca, J & Sixta, H 2019, ' A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate ', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, vol. 72, pp. 354-363 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2018.12.037en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jiec.2018.12.037en_US
dc.identifier.issn1226-086X
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/36675
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201902251832
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRYen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 72en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordxyloseen_US
dc.subject.keywordfurfuralen_US
dc.subject.keywordprehydrolyzate liquoren_US
dc.subject.keyword2-MTHFen_US
dc.subject.keywordCPMEen_US
dc.subject.keywordisophoroneen_US
dc.subject.keywordXyloseen_US
dc.subject.keywordFurfuralen_US
dc.subject.keywordIsophoroneen_US
dc.subject.keywordPrehydrolysate liquoren_US
dc.titleA comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysateen
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