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PRODUCTION OF 1,5-PENTANEDIOL VIA UPGRADING OF TETRAHYDROFUFURYL ALCOHOL

United States Patent Application

20170210688
A1
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A method of making 1,5-pentanediol from tetrahydrofurfural alcohol. The method includes the steps of dehydrating tetrahydrofurfural alcohol (THFA) to dihydropyran (DHP); hydrating at least a portion of the DHP to 2-hydroxy-tetrahydropyran (2-HY-THP) in the absence of homogeneous acid; and hydrogenating at least a portion of the 2-HY-THP to 1,5-pentanediol. The method can be conducted entirely in the absence of noble metal catalysts.
Huber, George Willis (Middleton, WI), Dumesic, James A. (Verona, WI), Barnett, Kevin J. (Madison, WI), Brentzel, Zach J. (Madison, WI)
15/ 004,091
January 22, 2016
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-EE0006878 awarded by the US Department of Energy and EEC0813570 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.