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Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and 2,5-diformylfuran

United States Patent

9,598,780
March 21, 2017
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Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical cells for the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and/or 2,5-diformylfuran are provided. Also provided are methods of using the cells to carry out the electrochemical and photoelectrochemical oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and/or 2,5-diformylfuran.
Choi; Kyoung-Shin (Fitchburg, WI), Cha; Hyun Gil (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
14/ 592,031
January 8, 2015
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.