Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 95, 2016
Previous Article Next Article

Continuous catalytic upgrading of ethanol to n-butanol over Cu–CeO2/AC catalysts

Author affiliations

Abstract

Cu–CeO2/AC catalysts exhibited extraordinary catalytic performance in the upgradation of ethanol to n-butanol. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report that the highest n-butanol yields of 21.6% and nearly 20% could be achieved over heterogeneous catalysts under mild reaction conditions in batch and fixed-bed reactors, respectively. The high catalytic activity, selectivity and stability of these catalysts could be ascribed to the synergy of Cu, CeO2 and the activated carbon support.

Graphical abstract: Continuous catalytic upgrading of ethanol to n-butanol over Cu–CeO2/AC catalysts

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Jul 2016, accepted on 15 Oct 2016 and first published on 17 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05860D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13749-13752
  •   Request permissions

    Continuous catalytic upgrading of ethanol to n-butanol over Cu–CeO2/AC catalysts

    D. Jiang, X. Wu, J. Mao, J. Ni and X. Li, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13749
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05860D

Search articles by author