IC2R has developed catalysts and process for the synthesis of solid, pure 5-HMF from glucose.

5-HMF is selectively oxidized with O2 in water using engineered heterogeneous catalysts.

Glucose is catalitycally oxidized to succinic and oxalic acid. The yield of the latter is over 46%, a value that matches that obtained with processes on stream based on the use of H2SO4 and HNO3 as oxidants in presence of V2O5.

Our process works in much milder and safer conditions.