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Title: Reduced Cu–Co–Al Mixed Metal Oxides for the Ring-Opening of Furfuryl Alcohol to Produce Renewable Diols

Abstract

In this study, the ring-opening of furfuryl alcohol to diol products, including 1,2-pentanediol and 1,5- pentanediol, is investigated over reduced Cu-Co-Al mixed metal oxides in a liquid phase batch reactor under H 2 pressure. These catalysts are synthesized through the calcination of layered double hydroxides (LDH) to yield well-dispersed, porous mixed metal oxides, which upon reduction displayed activity towards diols, mainly the valuable monomer 1,5-pentanediol. The addition of Cu facilitated the reduction of Co oxide species at lower temperatures, and under optimized conditions a yield towards 1,5-pentanediol of 44% (total diol yield of 62%) was achieved. Various characterization techniques including TPR, XPS, and XAS are employed to elucidate the structure of the catalysts, suggesting the formation of both metallic (Co and Cu) and oxide (CoO) species after reduction and passivation. Finally, this study demonstrates the promising characteristics that non-precious multi-metal catalysts have for the conversion of biomass derived platform molecules to plastic precursors

Authors:
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  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
OSTI Identifier:
1419939
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; SC0001004
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2168-0485
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Biomass; Copper−cobalt; Mixed metal oxides; Pentanediols; Ring-opening

Citation Formats

Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., and Jones, Christopher W.. Reduced Cu–Co–Al Mixed Metal Oxides for the Ring-Opening of Furfuryl Alcohol to Produce Renewable Diols. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01769.
Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., & Jones, Christopher W.. Reduced Cu–Co–Al Mixed Metal Oxides for the Ring-Opening of Furfuryl Alcohol to Produce Renewable Diols. United States. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01769.
Sulmonetti, Taylor P., Hu, Bo, Lee, Sungsik, Agrawal, Pradeep K., and Jones, Christopher W.. Tue . "Reduced Cu–Co–Al Mixed Metal Oxides for the Ring-Opening of Furfuryl Alcohol to Produce Renewable Diols". United States. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01769.
@article{osti_1419939,
title = {Reduced Cu–Co–Al Mixed Metal Oxides for the Ring-Opening of Furfuryl Alcohol to Produce Renewable Diols},
author = {Sulmonetti, Taylor P. and Hu, Bo and Lee, Sungsik and Agrawal, Pradeep K. and Jones, Christopher W.},
abstractNote = {In this study, the ring-opening of furfuryl alcohol to diol products, including 1,2-pentanediol and 1,5- pentanediol, is investigated over reduced Cu-Co-Al mixed metal oxides in a liquid phase batch reactor under H2 pressure. These catalysts are synthesized through the calcination of layered double hydroxides (LDH) to yield well-dispersed, porous mixed metal oxides, which upon reduction displayed activity towards diols, mainly the valuable monomer 1,5-pentanediol. The addition of Cu facilitated the reduction of Co oxide species at lower temperatures, and under optimized conditions a yield towards 1,5-pentanediol of 44% (total diol yield of 62%) was achieved. Various characterization techniques including TPR, XPS, and XAS are employed to elucidate the structure of the catalysts, suggesting the formation of both metallic (Co and Cu) and oxide (CoO) species after reduction and passivation. Finally, this study demonstrates the promising characteristics that non-precious multi-metal catalysts have for the conversion of biomass derived platform molecules to plastic precursors},
doi = {10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01769},
journal = {ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering},
number = 10,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 08 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Aug 08 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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