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Insights into the activity, selectivity and stability of heterogeneous catalysts in the continuous flow hydroconversion of furfural

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Abstract

The continuous flow hydroconversion of furfural to a range of furanic derivatives was carried out using a range of metal-containing heterogeneous catalysts in order to provide insights into the reaction pathways for the hydrogenation of furfural. Most of the catalysts used provided excellent furfural conversion (>60%) and varying selectivities to products at mild temperatures (90 °C), including furfuryl alcohol (FA), 2-methylfuran (2-MF), 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) and furanic intermediates, depending on the flow conditions and the investigated catalyst.

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Submitted
01 Feb 2016
Accepted
14 Apr 2016
First published
15 Apr 2016

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4705-4711
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Insights into the activity, selectivity and stability of heterogeneous catalysts in the continuous flow hydroconversion of furfural

A. J. Garcia-Olmo, A. Yepez, A. M. Balu, A. A. Romero, Y. Li and R. Luque, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 4705
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00249H

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