P-W-BRC-90 Hydrogenolysis of Cellulose into Polyols over in situ Reduced Nickel-Promoted Tungsten Carbides

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Katarina Fabic¨ovicova, Martin Lucas and Peter Claus, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.
Cellulose can be used as feedstock for the production of fuels and platform chemicals. The hydrogenolysis of cellulose with nickel-promoted carbide catalysts supported on different materials yields ethylene glycol as the main product (selectivity 50 %). The other polyols such as propylene glycol or sorbitol were also identified.

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