Title

One-Step Production of Long-Chain Hydrocarbons from Waste-Biomass-Derived Chemicals Using Bi-Functional Heterogeneous Catalysts

Document Type

Article

Subject Area(s)

Chemical Engineering, Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Abstract

In this study, we demonstrate the production of long-chain hydrocarbons (C8+) from 2-methylfuran (2MF) and butanal in a single step reactive process by utilizing a bi-functional catalyst with both acid and metallic sites. Our approach utilizes a solid acid for the hydroalkylation function and as a support as well as a transition metal as hydrodeoxygenation catalyst. A series of solid acids was screened, among which MCM-41 demonstrated the best combination of activity and stability. Platinum nanoparticles were then incorporated into the MCM-41. The Pt/MCM-41 catalyst showed 96% yield for C8+ hydrocarbons and the catalytic performance was stable over four reaction cycles of 20 hour each. The reaction pathways for the production of long-chain hydrocarbons is probed with a combination of infrared spectroscopy and steady-state reaction experiments. It is proposed that 2MF and butanal go through hydroalkylation first on the acid site followed by hydrodeoxygenation to produce the hydrocarbon fuels.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1039/C3CP54495H

APA Citation

Wen, C., Barrow, E., Hattrick-Simpers, J., & Lauterbach, J. (2014). One-Step Production of Long-Chain Hydrocarbons from Waste-Biomass-Derived Chemicals Using Bi-Functional Heterogeneous Catalysts. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. https://doi.org/10.1039/C3CP54495H

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