Hydrotreatment of furfural to 2-methylfuran with carbon catalysts

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.advisorJaatinen, Salla
dc.contributor.advisorKarinen, Reetta
dc.contributor.authorCastellazzi, Sara
dc.contributor.schoolKemian tekniikan korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.supervisorLehtonen, Juha
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-23T10:55:38Z
dc.date.available2015-06-23T10:55:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-11
dc.description.abstract2-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
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/16650
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201506303452
dc.language.isoenen
dc.locationPKfi
dc.programmeKEM - Kemian tekniikan koulutusohjelmafi
dc.programme.majorIndustrial Chemistryfi
dc.programme.mcodeKE-40fi
dc.rights.accesslevelclosedAccess
dc.subject.keyword2-methylfuranen
dc.subject.keywordfurfuralen
dc.subject.keywordliquid-phase hydrogenationen
dc.subject.keywordcarbon catalystsen
dc.titleHydrotreatment of furfural to 2-methylfuran with carbon catalystsen
local.aalto.idinssi51862
local.aalto.openaccessno
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