A hydrothermally stable ytterbium metal-organic framework as a bifunctional solid-acid catalyst for glucose conversion

David L. Burnett, Ryan Oozeerally, Ralentri Pertiwi, Thomas W. Chamberlain, Nikolay Cherkasov, Guy J. Clarkson, Yuni K. Krisnandi, Volkan Degirmenci, Richard I. Walton

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Abstract

Yb6(BDC)7(OH)4(H2O)4 contains both bridging hydroxyls and metal-coordinated waters, possessing Brønsted and Lewis acid sites. The material crystallises from water at 200 °C. Using the solid as a heterogenous catalyst, glucose is converted into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, via fructose, with a total selectivity of ∼70% after 24 hours at 140 °C in water alone: the material is recyclable with no loss of crystallinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11446-11449
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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