Selective conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to cyclopentanone derivatives over Cu-Al2O3 and Co-Al2O3 catalysts in water

Ramos Velarde, Ruben, Grigoropoulos, Alex, Perret, Noemie, Zanella, Marco, Katsoulidis, Alexandros, Manning, Troy, Claridge, John and Rosseinsky, Matthew (2017) Selective conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to cyclopentanone derivatives over Cu-Al2O3 and Co-Al2O3 catalysts in water. [Data Collection]

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Characterising and catalytic data for a set of mixed oxides catalysts employed for the hydrogenation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in water. The production of cyclopentanone derivatives using non-noble metal based catalysts is reported. Five different mixed oxides containing Ni, Cu, Co, Zn and Mg phases on an Al-rich amorphous support were prepared and characterised. The synthesised materials resulted in well-dispersed high metal loadings in a mesoporous network, exhibiting acid/base properties. The catalytic performance was tested in a batch stirred reactor. The Cu-Al2O3 and the Co-Al2O3 catalysts showed a highly selective production of 3-hydroxymethylcyclopentanone (HCPN, 86 %) and 3-hydroxymethylcyclopentanol (HCPL, 94 %), respectively. A plausible reaction mechanism is proposed, clarifying the role of the reduced metal phases and the acid/basic sites on the main conversion pathways. The results establish an efficient catalytic route for the production of the diol HCPL (reported for the first time) and the ketone HCPN from bio-derived HMF over 3d transition metals based catalysts in an environmental friendly medium such as water.

Keywords: 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, mixed oxides catalysts, cyclopentanone derivatives.
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Ruben Ramos Velarde
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 14:31
URI: http://datacat.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/262

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