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Aqueous Phase Hydrogenolysis of Bio-Derivable Furfuryl Alcohol to Pentanediols Using Copper Catalysts

Götz, Dominik ; Lucas, Martin ; Claus, Peter (2017)
Aqueous Phase Hydrogenolysis of Bio-Derivable Furfuryl Alcohol to Pentanediols Using Copper Catalysts.
In: Catalysts, 2017, 7 (2)
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Aqueous Phase Hydrogenolysis of Bio-Derivable Furfuryl Alcohol to Pentanediols Using Copper Catalysts
Language: English
Date: 11 April 2017
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2017
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Catalysts
Volume of the journal: 7
Issue Number: 2
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Origin: Secondary publication via sponsored Golden Open Access
Abstract:

In the context of sustainable production processes based on bio-derivable feedstocks, the hydrogenolysis of furfuryl alcohol gives access to two important diols. This work evaluates the performance of commercial copper catalysts in the aqueous phase hydrogenolysis reaching a selectivity towards 1,2-pentanediol of up to 34%. In contrast to noble metal catalysts such as supported ruthenium, the selectivity of the hydrogenation product, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, is significantly lower, so the desired diols are now the main products of this reaction. Catalysis experiments show that the performance is correlated to the catalyst composition rather than the free copper surface, indicating a strong influence of the supporting material. Although the formation of oligomeric and polymeric side products is still perturbing, copper catalysts represent promising candidates for this reaction due to their low cost and wide availability.

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-61393
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 09:55
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/6139
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