Hydrogenolysis of lignin over Ru-based catalysts: The role of the ruthenium in a lignin fragmentation process

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List of Authors: Marian Verziu, Alina Tirsoaga, Bogdan Cojocaru, Cristina Bucur, Bogdan Tudora, Aurore Richel, Mario Aguedo, Ajaikumar Samikannu, Jyri Pekka Mikkola
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Molecular Catalysis
Journal acronym: Mol. Catal.
Volume number: 450
Start page: 65
End page: 76
eISSN: 2468-8231


The catalytic performances of two different classes of catalysts containing nickel or/and ruthenium as the active sites were studied in the depolymerisation of lignin isolated from Miscanthus × giganteus. The catalysts were prepared either by coprecipitation (ie, (RuNiMgAlO)x, (RuNiAlO)x, (NiAlO)x, (NiMgAlO)x) or by wet impregnation (ie, Ru/Al2O3) and characterized by nitrogen physisorption (BET), XRD, XPS, NH3-TPD, Raman and H2-TPR techniques. The experimental results indicate that the presence of ruthenium led to dimers as dominant products.


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