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

Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università Magna Græcia, Viale Europa, Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro CZ, Italy
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università della Calabria Cubo 12C, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende CS, Italy
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;
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)
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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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