Structure effect of modified biochar in Ru/C catalysts for sugar mixture hydrogenation

J. L. Santos*, L. M. Sanz-Moral, A. Aho, S. Ivanova, D. Yu Murzin, M. A. Centeno

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This study deals with the production and activation of biochars and their use as supports for a series of ruthenium catalysts for hydrogenation of L-arabinose/D-galactose sugar mixture. The synthesized biochars differ in physicochemical properties and surface chemistry influencing ruthenium metal uptake and dispersion and as a consequence its catalytic behaviour. Selectivity exceeding 95% was observed for both hexitols. The catalytic performance of the prepared Ru supported catalysts is also compared to the already known Ru/activated carbon commercial catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106504
Number of pages9
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Arabinose
  • Biomass valorization
  • Carbon supports
  • Galactose
  • Ruthenium catalysts


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