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Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions

Taylor, Martin J.; Taylor, Martin J.; Durndell, Lee J.; Isaacs, Mark A.; Parlett, Christopher M.A.; Wilson, Karen; Lee, Adam F.; Kyriakou, Georgios

Authors

Martin J. Taylor

Lee J. Durndell

Mark A. Isaacs

Christopher M.A. Parlett

Karen Wilson

Adam F. Lee

Georgios Kyriakou

Abstract

The selective liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol over Pt nanoparticles supported on SiO₂, ZnO, γ-Al2O₃, CeO₂ is reported under extremely mild conditions. Ambient hydrogen pressure, and temperatures as low as 50 °C are shown sufficient to drive furfural hydrogenation with high conversion and >99% selectivity to furfuryl alcohol. Strong support and solvent dependencies are observed, with methanol and n-butanol proving excellent solvents for promoting high furfuryl alcohol yields over uniformly dispersed 4 nm Pt nanoparticles over MgO, CeO₂ and γ-Al₂O₃. In contrast, non-polar solvents conferred poor furfural conversion, while ethanol favored acetal by-product formation. Furfural selective hydrogenation can be tuned through controlling the oxide support, reaction solvent and temperature.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016-01
Journal Applied catalysis B : environmental
Print ISSN 0926-3373
Electronic ISSN 0926-3373
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 180
Pages 580-585
Institution Citation Taylor, M. J., Durndell, L. J., Isaacs, M. A., Parlett, C. M., Wilson, K., Lee, A. F., & Kyriakou, G. (2016). Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, 180, 580-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006
Keywords Platinum; Hydrogenation; Furfural; Ambient conditions; Supported catalysts
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926337315300266
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported Pt nanoparticles under mild conditions; Journal Title: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.006; Content Type: article; Copyright: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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