Chemical conversion and liquid-liquid extraction of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose by slug flow microreactor

Toshinori Shimanouchi, Yoshitaka Kataoka, Tatsuya Tanifuji, Yukitaka Kimura, Satoko Fujioka, Koichi Terasaka

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    Abstract

    A dehydration of fructose in the water/methyl isobuthyl ketone (MIBK) biphasic system can yield 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to be successfully extracted into the organic MIBK phase. The HMF production and yield in MIBK phase was discussed by using a simplified model taking into consideration of the slug flow. The extraction resistance of HMF across the interface between water and MIBK depended on the line velocity and the flow rate ratio. It was likely that the velocity field generated in the slug flow contributed to an increase in the mass transfer of HMF.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAICHE Journal
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

    Keywords

    • Bioprocess engineering
    • Extraction
    • Multi-phase flow
    • Reaction kinetics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Chemical Engineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Engineering

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