OD04 Study of alumina-supported Nickel catalysts under different reduction conditions for cellulose hydrolysis

Monday, June 6, 2011: 10:40 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Qing Ma, Jorge Beltramini, Akshat Tanksale and Max Lu, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Cellulose can be hydrolyzed to glucose and subsequently to sugar-alcohols by Ni catalysts supported on alumina. The reduction of Ni without calcination can be achieved at  much lower temperature compared with the Ni after calcination. Furthermore show a high catalytic activity for cellulose hydrolysis due to small Ni particle and high metal dispersion

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