Highly selective hydrothermal production of cyclohexanol from biomass-derived cyclohexanone over Cu powder

Zhiyuan Song, Dezhang Ren, Tian Wang, Fangming Jin, Qianhui Jiang, Zhibao Huo

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Abstract

An efficient conversion of biomass-derived cyclohexanone to cyclohexanol by in situ-formed hydrogen over Cu catalyst under hydrothermal conditions was reported at first. Among the catalysts tested, Cu exhibited high catalytic activity for the conversion of cyclohexanone, and the highest yield of 100% was obtained when Zn acted as reductant. The experiment was carried out by using gaseous hydrogen as the external hydrogen source indicated that the yield of 75.1% was lower than in situ-formed hydrogen by oxidation of Zn in water. The present study provides an efficient route by environmentally benign, commercially available Cu powder as a catalyst for cyclohexanone conversion to cyclohexanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume274
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Biomass derivatives
  • Cu powder
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Cyclohexanone
  • Hydrothermal reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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