Hydrogenation of L-arabinose and D-galactose mixtures over a heterogeneous Ru/C catalyst

Victor Sifontes Herrera, Farhan Saleem, Bright Kusema, Kari Eränen, Tapio Salmi

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    Abstract

    Complete hydrogenation of D-galactose and L-arabinose mixtures on a Ru/C catalyst was achieved with excellent selectivities exceeding 95 %. No unexpected effects of temperature and pressure were observed. A detailed kinetic model was derived to describe the simultaneous hydrogenation of the monomeric sugars.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)550–555
    JournalTopics in Catalysis
    Volume55
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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