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Issue 22, 2016
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Selective hydrogenation of levulinate esters to 1,4-pentanediol using a ternary skeletal CuAlZn catalyst

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Abstract

A non-noble ternary skeletal CuAlZn catalyst was designed for direct hydrogenation of ethyl levulinate (EL) to 1,4-pentanediol (1,4-PDO). 98% yield of 1,4-PDO, which is the highest yield achieved by heterogeneous catalysts so far, was obtained over CuAlZn-3.5 h. Zn in the skeletal alloy was found as a vital promoter for adjusting the selectivity of 1,4-PDO production.

Graphical abstract: Selective hydrogenation of levulinate esters to 1,4-pentanediol using a ternary skeletal CuAlZn catalyst

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2016, accepted on 29 Sep 2016 and first published on 30 Sep 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02285E
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 5999-6003

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    Selective hydrogenation of levulinate esters to 1,4-pentanediol using a ternary skeletal CuAlZn catalyst

    D. Ren, X. Wan, F. Jin, Z. Song, Y. Liu and Z. Huo, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 5999
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02285E

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