In one aspect, methods of HMF production are described herein. A method of HMF production, in some embodiments, comprises providing a saccharide feedstock including glucose and bringing the saccharide feedstock into contact with a solid state catalytic structure at a temperature sufficient to effectuate dehydration of the glucose to provide HMF. The solid state catalytic structure comprises a substrate having one or more surfaces functionalized with saccharide solubilization functionalities and acid functionalities, wherein the saccharide solubilization functionalities comprise one or more imidazolium salts pendant along chains of a first polymeric species attached to the substrate surface.
Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering
US 20180155305 A1
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Qian, X., & Wickramasinghe, S. R. (2021). Catalytic hydrolysis and dehydration of saccharides. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/411