P-W-BRC-116 Bifunctional Catalysts for Conversion of 2,3-Butanediol to Butene

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Quanxing Zheng and Keith Hohn, Kansas State University, USA.
This paper describes the catalytic conversion of 2,3-butanediol to butene, a key reaction for converting biomass-derived sugars to hydrocarbon fuels. The reaction of 2,3-butanediol and hydrogen was studied on a bifunctional catalyst (Cu/ZSM-5). C4 hydrocarbons could be produced, but dehydration products were produce in large amounts.

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