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FeNi nanoparticles with carbon armor as sustainable hydrogenation catalysts: towards biorefineries

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Abstract

Carbon supported FeNi nanoparticles were prepared by carbothermal reduction of cellulose filter paper impregnated with Fe and Ni salts. The resulting carbon enwrapped alloy nanoparticles were employed as an efficient catalyst for the continuous hydrogenation of molecules obtainable from different fractions of lignocellulosic biomass. Scale-up and time on stream tests over 80 hours proved the catalyst stable and durable of over a wide range of conditions.

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Submitted
15 May 2014
Accepted
28 May 2014
First published
29 May 2014

This article is Open Access

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 11591-11596
Article type
Communication

FeNi nanoparticles with carbon armor as sustainable hydrogenation catalysts: towards biorefineries

G. Chieffi, C. Giordano, M. Antonietti and D. Esposito, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 11591
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02457E

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