Furfuryl alcohol was hydrolysed to levulinic acid with yields >70%. (ACS Catalysis)
American and Brazilian Researchers observed a reduction of the furfuryl alcohol polymerization reactions, when using a zeolite to hydrolyse furfuryl alcohol in THF (a furfural by-product) , thus increasing the yields over 70%.
Financial Impact of a Mass And Energy Balance (Image by DalinYebo)
It’s all about the right balance