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, Lisa; Sullivan, 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 biodiesel; Estrification; Hydrogenation; SBA-15; Tandem 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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