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Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol – a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel

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Catalysts based on ruthenium diphosphine complexes convert methanol/ethanol mixtures to the advanced biofuel isobutanol, with extremely high selectivity (>99%) at good (>75%) conversion via a Guerbet-type mechanism.

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The article was received on 22 Feb 2016, accepted on 11 Mar 2016 and first published on 11 Mar 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01599A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5202-5204
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    Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol – a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel

    R. L. Wingad, E. J. E. Bergström, M. Everett, K. J. Pellow and D. F. Wass, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5202
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01599A

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