Hydrodeoxygenation of vanillin over carbon supported metal catalysts

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List of Authors: J.L. Santos, M. Alda-Onggar, V. Fedorov, M. Peurla, K. Eränen, P. Mäki-Arvela, M.Á. Centeno, D. Yu. Murzin
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General
Journal acronym: Appl. Catal., A
Volume number: 561
Start page: 137
End page: 149
eISSN: 1873-3875


Different carbon supported metal catalysts were synthesized, and characterized with various physico-chemical methods and tested in vanillin hydrodeoxygenation under 30 bar total pressure in water as a solvent at 100 °C. The catalysts exhibited high specific surface area and the metal dispersion decreased in following order: Pt/C > Pd/C > Au/C > Rh/C > Ru/C. The most active catalyst was Pd/C followed by Ru/C. Vanillin hydrodeoxygenation proceeded via hydrogenation forming vanillyl alcohol further to its hydrogenolysis forming p-creosol. Both hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis were promoted by Pd/C, which exhibited rather high dispersion. The highest selectivity to p-creosol, 95% at complete vanillin conversion, was obtained with Pd/C. Kinetic modelling of vanillyl alcohol selectivity as a function of vanillin conversion was performed.

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