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Catalytic materials for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol

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Abstract

Recent progress in catalyst development for glycerol hydrogenolysis into 1,3-propanediol is reviewed. Unmodified conventional catalysts produce 1,2-propanediol as the main product instead of 1,3-propanediol. Most effective catalysts use noble metal as a center for hydrogen activation and tungsten or rhenium as an additive. Pt–WO3 catalysts on Al-based supports and Ir–ReOx/SiO2 catalysts are especially effective in 1,3-propanediol production among the reported materials. Characterization results and proposed reaction mechanisms are also summarized.

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Submitted
25 Dec 2013
Accepted
27 Jan 2014
First published
28 Jan 2014

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 6688-6702
Article type
Feature Article
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Catalytic materials for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol

Y. Nakagawa, M. Tamura and K. Tomishige, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 6688
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA15384C

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