C10 and C11 Alkanes from Furfural

10C11alkanes

C10 and C11 branched alkanes, with low freezing points, are synthesized through the aldol condensation of furfural and methyl isobutyl ketone from lingocellulose, which is then followed by hydrodeoxygenation. These jet-fuel-range alkanes are obtained in high overall yields (≈90 %) under solvent-free conditions.

Solvent-Free Synthesis of C10 and C11 Branched Alkanes from Furfural and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone – Yang – 2013 – ChemSusChem – Wiley Online Library

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