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Selective conversion of coconut oil to fatty alcohols in methanol over a hydrothermally prepared Cu/SiO2 catalyst without extraneous hydrogen

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Abstract

A novel one-pot approach selects a hydrothermally synthesized Cu/SiO2 catalyst (consisting of Cu2O·SiO2 and Cu0 surface species) to catalyze the reduction of a series of fatty esters, fatty acids, and coconut oil to fatty alcohols at 240 °C in methanol without extraneous hydrogen, attaining around 85% conversion and 100% selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Selective conversion of coconut oil to fatty alcohols in methanol over a hydrothermally prepared Cu/SiO2 catalyst without extraneous hydrogen

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2017, accepted on 12 May 2017 and first published on 12 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01126A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Selective conversion of coconut oil to fatty alcohols in methanol over a hydrothermally prepared Cu/SiO2 catalyst without extraneous hydrogen

    L. Wu, L. Li, B. Li and C. Zhao, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01126A

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