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Title: Vapor Phase Hydrogenolysis of Furanics Utilizing Reduced Cobalt Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Dr. Atlanta GA 30332 USA
  2. Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL 60439 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1388986
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001004
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ChemCatChem; Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: CCEI partners with the University of Delaware (lead); Brookhaven National Laboratory; California Institute of Technology; Columbia University; University of Delaware; Lehigh University; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Minnesota; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University; Rutgers University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, hydrogen and fuel cells, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Citation Formats

Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Ifkovits, Zachary, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., and Jones, Christopher W. Vapor Phase Hydrogenolysis of Furanics Utilizing Reduced Cobalt Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/cctc.201700228.
Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Ifkovits, Zachary, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., & Jones, Christopher W. Vapor Phase Hydrogenolysis of Furanics Utilizing Reduced Cobalt Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts. United States. doi:10.1002/cctc.201700228.
Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Ifkovits, Zachary, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., and Jones, Christopher W. Thu . "Vapor Phase Hydrogenolysis of Furanics Utilizing Reduced Cobalt Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts". United States. doi:10.1002/cctc.201700228.
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title = {Vapor Phase Hydrogenolysis of Furanics Utilizing Reduced Cobalt Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts},
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year = {Thu May 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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