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Title: Single-step catalytic conversion of furfural to 2-pentanol over bimetallic Co–Cu catalysts

Abstract

The conversion of biomass derived furfural to 2-pentanol, a useful organic solvent and precursor for various types of fuels, was demonstrated in this work with ~71.1% yield in a single step over a Co–Cu/Al 2O 3 catalyst at 240 °C and 45 bar H 2 pressure. The catalyst shown here sustained activity and selectivity for four subsequent recycles without regeneration. Co was proposed as the primary active site that enabled hydrodeoxygenation of furfural to produce methyl furan followed by ring opening, while Cu mitigated product degradation that occurred on pure Cu catalysts.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
OSTI Identifier:
1581906
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1477892
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0007006
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Reaction Chemistry & Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2058-9883
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Seemala, Bhogeswararao, Kumar, Rajeev, Cai, Charles M., Wyman, Charles E., and Christopher, Phillip. Single-step catalytic conversion of furfural to 2-pentanol over bimetallic Co–Cu catalysts. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8RE00195B.
Seemala, Bhogeswararao, Kumar, Rajeev, Cai, Charles M., Wyman, Charles E., & Christopher, Phillip. Single-step catalytic conversion of furfural to 2-pentanol over bimetallic Co–Cu catalysts. United States. doi:10.1039/C8RE00195B.
Seemala, Bhogeswararao, Kumar, Rajeev, Cai, Charles M., Wyman, Charles E., and Christopher, Phillip. Wed . "Single-step catalytic conversion of furfural to 2-pentanol over bimetallic Co–Cu catalysts". United States. doi:10.1039/C8RE00195B. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1581906.
@article{osti_1581906,
title = {Single-step catalytic conversion of furfural to 2-pentanol over bimetallic Co–Cu catalysts},
author = {Seemala, Bhogeswararao and Kumar, Rajeev and Cai, Charles M. and Wyman, Charles E. and Christopher, Phillip},
abstractNote = {The conversion of biomass derived furfural to 2-pentanol, a useful organic solvent and precursor for various types of fuels, was demonstrated in this work with ~71.1% yield in a single step over a Co–Cu/Al2O3 catalyst at 240 °C and 45 bar H2 pressure. The catalyst shown here sustained activity and selectivity for four subsequent recycles without regeneration. Co was proposed as the primary active site that enabled hydrodeoxygenation of furfural to produce methyl furan followed by ring opening, while Cu mitigated product degradation that occurred on pure Cu catalysts.},
doi = {10.1039/C8RE00195B},
journal = {Reaction Chemistry & Engineering},
number = 2,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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