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ELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF FURFURALS

United States Patent Application

20160237576
A1
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Electrochemical cells and photoelectrochemical cells for the reduction of furfurals are provided. Also provided are methods of using the cells to carry out the reduction reactions. Using the cells and methods, furfurals can be converted into furan alcohols or linear ketones.
Choi, Kyoung-Shin (Fitchburg, WI), Roylance, John James (Madison, WI)
14/ 620,628
February 12, 2015
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0008707 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.