Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Clean Technology
Clean Technology
Catalytic Production Of 1,2,5,6-Hexanetetrol From Levoglucosenone
WARF: P180001US02

Inventors: George Huber, James Dumesic, Siddarth Krishna

The Invention
A method of making of 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (“tetrol”). The method includes the steps of contacting a reaction solution containing water as well as levoglucosenone, dihydrolevoglucosenone, and/or levoglucosanol, with a catalyst containing metal and acid functionalities, at temperature of from about 100 °C to about 175 °C, and a hydrogen partial pressure of from about 1 bar to about 50 bar (about 0.1 MPa to about 5 MPa), and for a time wherein at least a portion of the reactant is converted into 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol.
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