Hydroconversion of acetic acid over carbon aerogel supported molybdenum catalyst

Ábrahám, Dániel and Nagy, Balázs and Dobos, Gábor and Madarász, János and Onyestyák, György and Trenikhin, Mikhail V. and László, Krisztina (2014) Hydroconversion of acetic acid over carbon aerogel supported molybdenum catalyst. MICROPOROUS and Mesoporous Materials, 190. pp. 46-53. ISSN 1387-1811

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High surface area carbon aerogels with increasing molybdenum content were obtained by carbonization of resorcinol-formaldehyde polymer aerogels after incipient wetness impregnation (IWI). The Mo(VI) form of the impregnant was converted into different molybdenum species during the heat treatment, resulting in samples with substantially different surface and bulk compositions. The samples were tested in the hydroconversion reaction of acetic acid, a model biomass. The reaction pathways and the product distribution were governed by the accessibility of the carbon surface as well as by the amount and form of Mo. The highest selectivity for ethanol was 16 %, when 85 % of the acetic acid was converted. Post-catalyst analysis of the aerogels revealed that their morphology and chemistry changed substantially during the redox processes. The products of each of the three potential pathways (hydrogenolysis, ketonization and consecutive reduction) oxidized the surface even in the reductive hydrogen flow.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: porous carbon support, molybdenum, biomass conversion, XPS, catalysis
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: Dr. xAranka xPilbáth
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2014 04:36

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