Promoting effect of Mo on the hydrogenolysis of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to 1,5-pentanediol over Rh/SiO2

Shuichi Koso, Naoyuki Ueda, Yasunori Shinmi, Kazu Okumura, Tokushi Kizuka, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

Addition of Mo to Rh/SiO2 promoted the hydrogenolysis of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to 1,5-pentanediol drastically. Addition of Re and W to Rh/SiO2 was also effective, but the promoting effect of Mo was more remarkable in terms of catalyst stability and high activity even at low reactant concentrations. Characterization of Rh-MoOx/SiO2 suggests that a partially reduced Mo species is attached to the surface of Rh metal particles. The synergy between the MoOx and the Rh metal surface results in a high chemoselectivity and activity in the hydrogenolysis of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Volume267
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 1,5-Pentanediol
  • Biomass
  • Furan derivative
  • Hydrogenolysis
  • Molybdenum
  • Rhodium
  • Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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