OB25 Hydrodeoxygenation of p-cresol on Noble Metal Catalysts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011: 2:10 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Haijun Wan1, Raghunath V. Chaudhari1 and Bala Subramaniam2, (1)Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (2)Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
For the hydrodeoxygenation of p-cresol, a model bio-oil compound, Pt was identified as an active and selective catalyst for forming high-octane hydrocarbons (toluene and methylcyclohexane). Higher H2 pressures favor aromatic ring hydrogenation and lead to undesired pathway. These insights are valuable for the rational design of catalysts for bio-oils upgrading.

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