O-M-Com-13 Deactivation Mechanistic Studies of Copper Chromite Catalyst for the Selective Hydrogenation of 2-Furfuraldehyde

Monday, June 3, 2013: 4:00 PM
Combs Chandler (Galt House Hotel)
Christopher L. Marshall1, Dongxia Liu1, Tianpin Wu1, Rodrigo Lobo1, James A. Dumesic2, Dmitry Y. Zemlyanov3 and Jeffrey T. Miller1, (1)Argonne National Laboratory, USA, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, (3)Purdue University, USA.
This paper describes work on the deactivation of copper chromite catalysts for hydrogenation of biomass feedstocks. In situ spectroscopies reveal that metallic Cu (not Cu (I)) is the active site for furfural hydrogenation and that catalyst deactivation is due to adsorption of polymeric species.

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