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Enhancing the Biofuel Upgrade Performance for Pd Nanoparticles via Increasing the Support Hydrophilicity of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Abstract

In this work, the influence of 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 benchmark catalyst Pd/C in 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 accepted on 27 Jan 2017 and first published on 27 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00015D
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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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, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00015D

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