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Novel synthesis of Pd nanoparticles for hydrogenation of biomass-derived platform chemicals showing enhanced catalytic performance

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Abstract

Robust Pd nanoparticles were novel and successfully synthesized on the γ-Al2O3 support by a simple and ecofriendly route through the assistance of CO2. The unsupported and supported Pd nanoparticles were initially characterized with a combination of several techniques such as powder X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersion X-ray, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The face-centered cubic Pd nanoparticles with uniform dispersion were successfully achieved with the Pd loading ranging from 1 wt% to 5 wt%. The resulting Pd nanoparticles (Pd/Al2O3) catalysts were found to be efficient and versatile for the hydrogenation of biomass-derived platform chemicals furfural and levulinic acid under very mild conditions, respectively, showing enhanced catalytic performance.

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The article was received on 15 Jul 2013, accepted on 14 Oct 2013 and first published on 21 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43619E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 25865-25871
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    Novel synthesis of Pd nanoparticles for hydrogenation of biomass-derived platform chemicals showing enhanced catalytic performance

    K. Yan, C. Jarvis, T. Lafleur, Y. Qiao and X. Xie, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 25865
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43619E

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