Catalytic hydrogenation of sugars

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List of Authors: Dmitry Yu Murzin, Angela Duque, Kalle Arve, Victor Sifontes, Atte Aho, Kari Eränen, Tapio Salmi
Editors: Dmitry Murzin, Olga Simakova
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Place: Cambridge
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Book title: Biomass sugars for non-fuel applications
Title of series: RSC Green Chemistry
Number in series: 44
Start page: 89
End page: 133
ISBN: 978-1-78262-113-3
eISBN: 978-1-78262-207-9
ISSN: 1757-7039


Heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of various sugars over a range of catalysts was historically done mainly using sponge nickel catalysts, while more recently ruthenium based catalysts started to be applied since Ru affords good activity and excellent selectivity in addition to being void of the toxic properties of Ni. The chapter covers various aspects of catalytic sugar hydrogenations, such as catalyst selection, reaction kinetics, sugar structure influence, structure sensitivity and reactor design.

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