Jump to main content
Jump to site search


The selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported palladium nanoparticle catalysts prepared by sol-immobilisation: effect of catalyst support and reaction conditions

Author affiliations

Abstract

The selective hydrogenation of bio-derived furfural was investigated under mild conditions using a series of supported palladium catalysts prepared by a sol-immobilisation technique. Catalysts using alumina and titania supports were more selective towards tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol. The catalytic activity of 1.19% Pd/TiO2 was evaluated under different reaction conditions and higher selectivity towards tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol was observed when using 2-propanol as a solvent, and the yield of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol decreased as reaction temperature increased. The performance of the Pd catalyst was enhanced by the addition of Pt and a 95% yield of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol was achieved. The catalysts were characterised using a range of techniques, and the synergistic effect of adding Pt to Pd was due to an electronic promotional effect.

Graphical abstract: The selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported palladium nanoparticle catalysts prepared by sol-immobilisation: effect of catalyst support and reaction conditions

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 14 Oct 2017, accepted on 14 Nov 2017 and first published on 15 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02110K
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    The selective hydrogenation of furfural over supported palladium nanoparticle catalysts prepared by sol-immobilisation: effect of catalyst support and reaction conditions

    R. Albilali, M. Douthwaite, Q. He and S. H. Taylor, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02110K

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements