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Enhancing the biofuel upgrade performance for Pd nanoparticles via increasing the support hydrophilicity of metal–organic frameworks

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In this work, the influence of the hydrophilic/hydrophobic nature of metal–organic framework (MOF) materials on the catalytic performance of supported Pd nanoparticles for biofuel upgrade was studied. We show that the introduction of hydrophilic groups on a MOF can greatly enhance the performance of the resultant catalyst. Specifically, Pd nanoparticles supported on MIL-101–SO3Na with superhydrophilicity (Pd/MIL-101–SO3Na) far outperforms pristine MIL-101 and the benchmark catalyst Pd/C in the hydrodeoxygenation reaction of vanillin, a model component of pyrolysis oil derived from the lignin fraction. This is attributed to a favorable mode of adsorption of the highly water soluble reactants on the more hydrophilic support in the vicinity of the catalytically active Pd nanoparticles, thereby promoting their transformation.

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The article was received on 15 Jan 2017, accepted on 27 Jan 2017 and first published on 27 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00015D
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017,201, 317-326
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    Enhancing the biofuel upgrade performance for Pd nanoparticles via increasing the support hydrophilicity of metal–organic frameworks

    Q. Sun, M. Chen, B. Aguila, N. Nguyen and S. Ma, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 201, 317
    DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00015D

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