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Montmorillonite K10-Catalyzed Solvent-Free Conversion of Furfural into Cyclopentenones

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Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università Magna Græcia, Viale Europa, Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro CZ, Italy
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università della Calabria Cubo 12C, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende CS, Italy
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Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione, Edificio Polifunzionale, Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, 87030 Cosenza, Italy
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Catalysts 2019, 9(3), 301; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9030301
Received: 23 February 2019 / Revised: 20 March 2019 / Accepted: 21 March 2019 / Published: 26 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Synthesis and Catalysis)
A simple and eco-friendly montmorillonite K10 (MK10)-catalyzed method for the synthesis of cyclopentenone derivatives from biomass-produced furfural has been developed. The versatility of this protocol is that the reactions were performed under solvent-free conditions and in a short reaction time under heterogeneous catalysis. Montmorillonite K10 is mostly explored as a heterogeneous catalyst since it is inexpensive and environmentally friendly. View Full-Text
Keywords: heterogeneous catalysis; montmorillonite; furfural; cyclopentenones heterogeneous catalysis; montmorillonite; furfural; cyclopentenones
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Bonacci, S.; Nardi, M.; Costanzo, P.; De Nino, A.; Di Gioia, M.L.; Oliverio, M.; Procopio, A. Montmorillonite K10-Catalyzed Solvent-Free Conversion of Furfural into Cyclopentenones. Catalysts 2019, 9, 301.

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