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1. (WO2014209595) TETRAHYDROFURAN-2,5-DICARBALDEHYDES (DIFORMYL-TETRAHYDROFURAN, DFTHF) AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/209595    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041665
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 11 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A01N 43/06
Applicants: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
Inventors: STENSRUD, Kenneth
Title: TETRAHYDROFURAN-2,5-DICARBALDEHYDES (DIFORMYL-TETRAHYDROFURAN, DFTHF) AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME
Abstract:
Tetrahydrofuran-(THF)-2,5-dicarbaldehyde and a process of preparing the same are described. The process involves reacting THF-diols in an inert organic solvent with an oxidizing agent at a temperature up to about 50C. The process can use either HMF or THF-diols as starting materials, and enables a single-step conversion of THF-diols into a precursor material that can be transformed into a multitude of furanic derivative compounds. THF dicarbaldehyde can be modified according to certain reaction processes to generate either new or existing derivative compounds.