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Nanostructured molybdenum carbides supported on carbon nanotubes as efficient catalysts for one-step hydrodeoxygenation and isomerization of vegetable oils

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Abstract

Nanostructured molybdenum carbides supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (Mo2C/CNTs) with different loadings were prepared by carbothermal hydrogen reduction method and characterized with SEM, Raman, HAADF-STEM and XRD. Raman spectra showed that the specific G-band structure of carbon nanotubes promoted the formation of molybdenum carbide at lower temperatures. Compared with noble metals, molybdenum carbide exhibited better catalytic activity and resistance to leaching. The Mo2C/CNTs catalyst also showed high activity and selectivity for one-step conversion of vegetable oils into branched diesel-like hydrocarbons, which provided a promising approach to prepare high-grade diesel fuels from renewable resources.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured molybdenum carbides supported on carbon nanotubes as efficient catalysts for one-step hydrodeoxygenation and isomerization of vegetable oils

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2011, accepted on 28 Jun 2011 and first published on 29 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15421D
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 2561-2568
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    Nanostructured molybdenum carbides supported on carbon nanotubes as efficient catalysts for one-step hydrodeoxygenation and isomerization of vegetable oils

    J. Han, J. Duan, P. Chen, H. Lou, X. Zheng and H. Hong, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 2561
    DOI: 10.1039/C1GC15421D

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