Chemoselective hydrogenolysis of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to 1,5-pentanediol

Shuichi Koso, Ippei Furikado, Akira Shimao, Tomohisa Miyazawa, Kimio Kunimori, Keiichi Tomishige

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Direct conversion of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, which is one of the biomass-derived chemicals, to 1,5-pentanediol was realized by chemoselective hydrogenolysis catalyzed by Rh/SiO2 modified with ReOx species, and this reaction route gave higher yield than the conventional multi-step method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2035-2037
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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