O-Tu-Fre-5 Insights into Selective Hydrogenolysis of Cyclic Ethers and Polyols over Rh and Rh-Re Catalysts

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 11:00 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Qiaohua Tan1, David Hibbitts1, Mei Chia2, James A. Dumesic2, Robert J. Davis1 and Matthew Neurock1, (1)University of Virginia, USA, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, USA.
Our illustration of fundamental mechanisms for the selective hydrogenolysis of THFA on Rh and ReOx-promoted Rh catalysts provide insights into the selective hydrogenolysis of cyclic ethers and polyols on different metal catalysts and guidance for the use of these catalysts for the selective deoxygenation of biomass to fuels and chemicals.

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