Synthesis of a Sustainable Cellulose-Derived Biofuel Through a 1-Pot, 2-Catalyst Tandem Reaction

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Title: Synthesis of a Sustainable Cellulose-Derived Biofuel Through a 1-Pot, 2-Catalyst Tandem Reaction
Authors: Mullins, LisaSullivan, James A.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11743
Date: 25-Feb-2020
Online since: 2020-11-26T10:52:00Z
Abstract: The preparation, characterisation and application of two catalysts active in selective hydrogenation (Pt/TiO2) and esterification (mesoporous SiO2 material modified with tethered sulfonic acid groups) reactions is described. The catalysts are characterised using a range of spectroscopic, microscopic and adsorption techniques. Pt/TiO2 catalysts promote valeric acid (a cellulose derived platform molecule) hydrogenation to pentanol, while –SO3H modified mesoporous SiO2 catalysts convert valeric acid/pentanol mixtures to pentyl valerate (a 10-C molecule which can be used as a diesel fuel substitute). Admixtures of the two catalysts catalyse the tandem conversion of valeric acid/hydrogen mixtures to form pentyl valerate in a single reaction. A rationale for the observed reactivity, selectivity and carbon balance is proposed.
Funding Details: UCD School of Chemistry
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Topics in Catalysis
Keywords: Cellulosic biodieselEstrificationHydrogenationSBA-15Tandem catalysts
DOI: 10.1007/s11244-020-01252-9
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1022-5528
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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