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Hydrogenation of succinic acid over supported rhenium catalysts prepared by the microwave-assisted thermolytic method

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A series of metallic Re/C catalysts were prepared with the microwave-assisted thermolytic method by using decacarbonyldirhenium [Re2(CO)10] as a precursor for the hydrogenation of succinic acid. The results of FT-IR, UV-Vis, XRD, HRTEM, ICP, TPR and CO chemical adsorption showed that the as-prepared catalysts had well-dispersed rhenium nanoparticles on activated carbon. Changing irradiation time or rhenium loadings could effectively adjust the properties of Re/C catalysts which exhibited good catalytic performance for the hydrogenation of succinic acid. There were plenty of active sites on Re/C catalysts for the high concentration hydrogenation of succinic acid, and increasing temperature or pressure improved catalytic activity at a defined scope. From the kinetic study of succinic acid catalytic hydrogenation, there was a certain converting relationship between the different intermediates and the product distribution which could be controlled by variation of reaction time.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenation of succinic acid over supported rhenium catalysts prepared by the microwave-assisted thermolytic method

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The article was received on 02 Jan 2015, accepted on 03 Feb 2015 and first published on 04 Feb 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00004A
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 2441-2448
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    Hydrogenation of succinic acid over supported rhenium catalysts prepared by the microwave-assisted thermolytic method

    X. Di, Z. Shao, C. Li, W. Li and C. Liang, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2441
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00004A

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