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Hydrotreatment of furfural to 2-methylfuran with carbon catalysts

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Jaatinen, Salla
dc.contributor.advisor Karinen, Reetta
dc.contributor.author Castellazzi, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-23T10:55:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-23T10:55:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-11
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/16650
dc.description.abstract 2-methylfuran (2-MF) production through liquid-phase catalytic hydrogenation of furfural using 2-propanol as solvent was investigated over carbon-supported catalysts in a batch reactor. Acceptable values of 2-MF yields and selectivity were achieved using impregnated catalysts supported over activated carbon Norit® RB4C. The best results were observed using 2%/2% CuFe catalysts after 5 hours reaction time at 230°C: 42.75% yield and 42.82% selectivity. Nevertheless, with some nickel-based catalysts, such as 2% and 10% Ni, almost 33% and 41% yields of 2-MF were achieved, respectively. An important outcome was that copper catalysts, historically the best catalysts suitable for 2-MF production, showed better results when used in combination with other metals, such as Fe or Ni. Moreover, it is advisable to reduce Cu at lower temperature ( 200°C) in order to improve catalytic performances. Other types of support (i.e. acid-washed Norit® RX3) and preparation techniques (i.e. atomic layer deposition) were tested showing poor results. en
dc.format.extent 117
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Hydrotreatment of furfural to 2-methylfuran with carbon catalysts en
dc.contributor.school Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword 2-methylfuran en
dc.subject.keyword furfural en
dc.subject.keyword liquid-phase hydrogenation en
dc.subject.keyword carbon catalysts en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201506303452
dc.programme.major Industrial Chemistry fi
dc.programme.mcode KE-40 fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Lehtonen, Juha
dc.programme KEM - Kemian tekniikan koulutusohjelma fi
dc.location PK fi
local.aalto.openaccess no
dc.rights.accesslevel closedAccess
local.aalto.idinssi 51862


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