Phase Behavior that Enables Solvent-Free Carbonate-Promoted Furoate Carboxylation

20 July 2020, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


A solvent-free transformation that enables production of polyester precursors from inedible biomass proceeds from a heterogeneous reaction mixture containing both solid and molten components. Characterization of the evolution of these component phases over the course of the reaction provides insight relevant to process design and scale-up.


Solvent-free Chemistry
C–H Carboxylation
Phase Transitions
Sustainable Chemistry

Supplementary materials

Furoate Phase Behavior SI


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