Hierarchical mesoporous Pd/ZSM-5 for the selective catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of m-cresol to methylcyclohexane

Abstract

Mesopore incorporation into ZSM-5 enhances the dispersion of Pd nanoparticles throughout the hierarchical framework, significantly accelerating m-cresol conversion relative to a conventional microporous ZSM-5, and dramatically increasing selectivity towards the desired methylcyclohexane deoxygenated product. Increasing the acid site density further promotes m-cresol conversion and methylcyclohexane selectivity through efficient dehydration of the intermediate methylcyclohexanol.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cy02072g
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/69310f3c-071f-433b-8c6a-7a5b4b37783e
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Funding: EPSRC (EP/K036548/1 and EP/K014706/1), EU FP7 (FP7/2007-2013) grant agreement 604307 Electronic supplementary information: Full synthetic, characterisation and reaction details. See DOI:10.1039/c5cy02072g
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catalysis
Full Text Link: http://pubs.rsc ... 6/CY/C5CY02072G
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-04-21
Published Online Date: 2015-12-29
Accepted Date: 2015-12-28
Submitted Date: 2015-11-30
Authors: Hunns, James A.
Arroyo, Marta
Lee, Adam F. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Escola, José M.
Serrano, David
Wilson, Karen (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4873-708X)

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