A two-step efficient preparation of a renewable dicarboxylic acid monomer 5,5[prime or minute]-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid] from D-fructose and its application in polyester synthesis

Graphical abstract: A two-step efficient preparation of a renewable dicarboxylic acid monomer 5,5′-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid] from d-fructose and its application in polyester synthesis

A two-step efficient preparation of a renewable dicarboxylic acid monomer 5,5[prime or minute]-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid] from D-fructose and its application in polyester synthesis

Green Chem., 2017, 19,1570-1575
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03314H, Paper
Ananda S. Amarasekara, Loc H. Nguyen, Nnaemeka C. Okorie, Saad M. Jamal
A renewable monomer 5,5[prime or minute]-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid] from D-fructose.

A two-step efficient preparation of a renewable dicarboxylic acid monomer 5,5′-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid] from D-fructose and its application in polyester synthesis

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Green Chem., 2017,19, 1570-1575

DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03314H

D-Fructose was converted to the dialdehyde 5,5′-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furaldehyde] by heating at 110 °C in DMSO with the Dowex 50 W X8 solid acid catalyst in 76% yield without the isolation of the intermediate 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. This dialdehyde was then converted to the dicarboxylic acid monomer, 5,5′-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid], using oxygen (1 atm.) and 5% Pt/C catalyst in 1.5 M aqueous NaOH at room temperature in 98% yield. The new dicarboxylic acid monomer can be considered as a renewable resource based alternative to terephthalic acid as demonstrated by the preparation of polyesters with 1,2-ethanediol and 1,4-butanediol in 87–92% yield.

Synthesis of 5,5′-[oxybis(methylene)]bis[2-furancarboxylic acid]

pale yellow crystals. 260 mg, 98 % yield. M.pt. 207-209 °C, Lit. M. pt. 209-210 °C 37 .
IR (ATR) 761, 891, 951, 1029, 1059, 1159, 1208, 1283, 1342, 1424, 1525, 1674, 3128 cm-1
1 H NMR (DMSO-d6 ) δ 3.38 (2H, bs, 2XCOOH), 4.51 (4H, s, 2X-CH2O ), 6.61 (2H, d, J = 3.6 Hz, C-4,4′), 7.15 (2H, d, J = 3.6 Hz, C-3,3′).
13C NMR (DMSO-d6 ) δ 63.8, 112.2, 118.8, 145.3, 155.5, 159.6
37. T. Iseki and T. Sugiura, J. Biochem., 1939, 30, 113-118.
NMR PREDICT
1H NMR PREDICT
13C NMR PREDICT
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