A novel Pd/C-catalyzed conversion of glucose to 1,2-propanediol by water splitting with Zn

Jie Wang, Guodong Yao, Yuanqing Wang, Hua Zhang, Zhibao Huo, Fangming Jin

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Abstract

A novel Pd/C-catalysed conversion of glucose to 1,2-propanediol by water splitting with Zn was proposed. The yield of 1,2-akanediols reached 48%, mainly including 1,2-propanediol (33.3%), the reported highest yield from glucose. Water, as a solvent, provides an in situ and active hydrogen source. The formed ZnO acts as a catalyst with Pd/C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51435-51439
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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