OB75 Selective Deoxygenation of Furfural over Metal Catalysts: Experimental and Theoretical Studies

Friday, June 10, 2011: 10:40 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Surapas Sitthisa, Tawan Sooknoi, Teerawit Prasomsri, Wei An and Daniel E. Resasco, Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Experimental kinetics and DRIFTS have been combined with theoretical studies to identify adsorbed species on difference metals during the deoxygenation of furfural and propose possible reaction pathways. The study illustrates how detailed knowledge of adsorbed species on different metals can lead to desired products. For example, minimal reduction of carbon.

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