Furfural: 6 Steps to Medicine
Turing Biomass into Medicine
2-Methyltetrahydrofuran: Hydrogenation of Furfural (Image by DalinYebo)
2-Methyltetrahydrofuran is usually synthesized by catalytic hydrogenation of furfural.
Wittig Reaction: Furfural to Furfurylidene
The Wittig reaction was discovered in 1954 by Georg Wittig, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1979
Hans Hoydonckx, Business Development Manager of TransFurans Chemicals (euronews innovation)
At a factory in Belgium, a new breed of products is being developed from the fibrous remains of sugar cane.