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Title: Hydrodeoxygenation of phenolic compounds to cycloalkanes over supported nickel phosphides

SiO 2, HZSM-5 and Al 2O 3 were used to support nickel phosphides to prepare hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) catalysts. The nickel loading was kept at 20 wt% while the Ni/P molar ratio was varied among 3, 2, and 1 in the preparation by incipient wetness impregnation. XRD characterization revealed that Ni 3P, Ni 12P 5, and Ni 2P as the major crystal phases were obtained at Ni/P ratio of 3, 2, and 1, respectively, on SiO 2 and HZSM-5. When Al 2O 3 was used as the support, nickel metal rather than nickel phosphides was generated. Among SiO 2-supported nickel phosphides, Ni 3P exhibited highest hydrogenation activity and catalytic performance in phenol HDO. Ni 3P/HZSM-5 showed the high catalytic performance in HDO of phenol as well as catechol and o-cresol, with Ni 3P as the hydrogenation site and the acid sites in HZSM-5 zeolite as the dehydration site. In conclusion, the strong acidity in HZSM-5 also facilitated the isomerization of cycloalkanes at elevated temperatures.
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  1. Dalian Univ. of Technology, Dalian (China)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830; 21073022; 21173033; 21473017; 21603024; U1162203; U1508205; 2016YFE01069800
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Journal Name:
Catalysis Today
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Catalysis Today; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-5861
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Hydrodeoxygenation; Phenolic compound; Nickel phosphide; Support
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