Friday 12 February 2016, 11.00AM
Speaker(s): Professor Mark Mascal, University of California, Davis
5-(Chloromethyl)furfural (CMF) is a disruptive innovation in the biorefinery. Chemically, it is at least as versatile as the well known HMF but, unlike HMF, it is accessible in high yield directly from cellulosic biomass due to its lipophilicity and stability under acidic conditions, which facilitate isolation. It has a rich derivative chemistry that includes biofuels, renewable polymers, specialty chemicals, and value added agrochemical and pharmaceutical products.
Location: Green Chemistry Centre, C/F/106