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Pd-Ru/TiO2 catalyst - an active and selective catalyst for furfural hydrogenation

Aldosari, Dr Obaid, Iqbal, Sarwat, Miedziak, Peter John, Brett, Gemma Louise, Jones, Daniel R., Liu, Xi, Edwards, Jennifer Kelly, Morgan, David John, Knight, David William and Hutchings, Graham 2016. Pd-Ru/TiO2 catalyst - an active and selective catalyst for furfural hydrogenation. Catalysis Science & Technology 6 , pp. 234-242. 10.1039/C5CY01650A

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The selective hydrogenation of furfural at ambient temperature has been investigated using a Pd/TiO2 catalyst. The effect of the solvent was studied and high activity and selectivity to 2-methylfuran and furfuryl alcohol was observed using octane as solvent but a number of byproducts were observed. The addition of Ru to the PdTiO2 catalyst decreased the catalytic activity but improved the selectivity towards 2-methylfuran and furfuryl alcohol with decreased byproduct formation. Variation of the Ru/Pd ratio has shown an interesting effect on the selectivity. The addition of a small amount of Ru (1 wt. %) shifted the selectivity towards furfuryl alcohol and 2-methylrofuran. Further increasing the Ru ratio decreased the catalytic activity and also showed a very poor selectivity to 2-methylfuran.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 2044-4753
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 30 October 2015
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 07:05

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