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Issue 20, 2020
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A bifunctional catalyst based on Nb and V oxides over alumina: oxidative cleavage of crude glycerol to green formic acid

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Abstract

A bimetallic vanadium and niobium oxide catalyst using alumina as support was developed for the conversion of crude glycerol from biodiesel production into formic acid. The high dispersion of the active oxide phase combined with the presence of acid and redox active centers resulted in a high glycerol conversion (>90% for 25 h) with a good selectivity for formic acid (∼55%). This process is the first example of a heterogeneous liquid-phase process for the conversion of crude glycerol to formic acid, which is an important chemical intermediate currently derived from petroleum feedstock.

Graphical abstract: A bifunctional catalyst based on Nb and V oxides over alumina: oxidative cleavage of crude glycerol to green formic acid

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Submitted
21 Jan 2020
Accepted
13 Apr 2020
First published
13 Apr 2020

New J. Chem., 2020,44, 8538-8544
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A bifunctional catalyst based on Nb and V oxides over alumina: oxidative cleavage of crude glycerol to green formic acid

H. S. Oliveira, L. C. A. Oliveira, P. Chagas, D. L. Sangiorge, M. P. Figueiredo, K. P. F. Siqueira and E. J. M. Hensen, New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 8538
DOI: 10.1039/D0NJ00384K

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