Title

Production of 5-HMF from Glucose

Presenter Information

Sabrina Hostler

Department

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Woelk, Klaus
Ludlow, Douglas K.

Advisor's Department

Chemistry

Second Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Funding Source

Office of Undergraduate Research

Abstract

5-Hydroxymethylfufural, referred to as 5-HMF, is an important source of biofuel which can be formed from simple carbohydrates such as glucose. 5-HMF is hard to acquire in such reactions, however, because of the many side reactions that contribute to the decomposition of 5-HMF and the carbon carbon bonds that would be used as an energy source for fuel. In the research conducted, the focus was to maintain a steady pH between 3 and 5 to maximize the yield of 5-HMF.

Biography

Sabrina Hostler is a junior level student at Missouri S&T majoring in chemical engineering. She participates in many extracurricular activities on campus including the varsity soccer team for which she is captain, M-club, Delta Omicron Lambda, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and more. Sabrina first got involved in research through the Chemistry department sophomore year, where Dr. Woelk first introduced her to the project she is currently working on.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Production of 5-HMF from Glucose

Upper Atrium/Hall

5-Hydroxymethylfufural, referred to as 5-HMF, is an important source of biofuel which can be formed from simple carbohydrates such as glucose. 5-HMF is hard to acquire in such reactions, however, because of the many side reactions that contribute to the decomposition of 5-HMF and the carbon carbon bonds that would be used as an energy source for fuel. In the research conducted, the focus was to maintain a steady pH between 3 and 5 to maximize the yield of 5-HMF.