ZrO2-SBA-15 catalysts for the one-pot cascade synthesis of GVL from furfural

Iglesias, J., Melero, J. A., Morales, G., Paniagua, M., Hernández, B., Osatiashtiani, A., Lee, A. F. and Wilson, K. (2018). ZrO2-SBA-15 catalysts for the one-pot cascade synthesis of GVL from furfural. Catalysis Science and Technology, 8 (17), pp. 4485-4493.

Abstract

Controlling the thickness of zirconia monolayers coated over SBA-15 offers an effective way to tune catalytic performance for the acid-mediated and hydrogen transfer (Meerwein Ponndorf Verley, MPV) cascade transformation of furfural to γ-valerolactone. Complementary mechanistic and kinetic modelling establishes the existence of the two distinct zirconium active species (weak and strong acid sites), whose balancing enables optimisation of the cascade and hence maximal γ-valerolactone (GVL) production.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cy01121d
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catalysis
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Published Online Date: 2018-08-08
Authors: Iglesias, J.
Melero, J. A.
Morales, G.
Paniagua, M.
Hernández, B.
Osatiashtiani, A. ( 0000-0003-1334-127X)
Lee, A. F.
Wilson, K. ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)

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