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Title: A Comparative Study of Hydrodeoxygenation of Furfural Over Fe/Pt(111) and Fe/Mo 2C Surfaces

It is desirable to convert biomass-derived furfural to 2-methylfuran through the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reaction using an inexpensive catalyst with high stability. In this work, Mo 2C was used as an alternative substrate to replace precious Pt to support monolayer Fe for the HDO reaction of furfural. The HDO activity and stability of Fe/Pt(111) and Fe/Mo 2C/Mo(110) surfaces were compared. Density functional theory calculations and vibrational spectroscopy results indicated that both surfaces bonded to furfural with similar adsorption geometries and should be active toward the furfural HDO reaction. Temperature programmed desorption experiments confirmed a similar HDO activity between the two surfaces, with Fe/Mo 2C/Mo(110) being more thermally stable than Fe/Pt(111). As a result, the combined theoretical and experimental results demonstrated that Fe/Mo 2C should be a promising non-precious metal catalyst for the HDO reaction of furfural to produce 2-methylfuran.
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  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  2. Jiangsu Univ., Zhenjiang (People's Republic of China)
  3. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1022-5528
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Topics in Catalysis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5-6; Journal ID: ISSN 1022-5528
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Hydrodeoxygenation; Furfural; Molybdenum carbide; Iron-modified carbide
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