Selective production of cyclohexanol and methanol from guaiacol over Ru catalyst combined with MgO

Yoshinao Nakagawa, Momoko Ishikawa, Masazumi Tamura, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

Selective demethoxylation from aqueous guaiacol proceeded over Ru catalysts at relatively lower temperatures (≤433 K). Addition of MgO to the reaction media suppressed the unselective C-O dissociation. Cyclohexanol and methanol were obtained in high yield (>80%). A reaction route is proposed where partially hydrogenated guaiacol is decomposed into methanol and phenol, which is further hydrogenated to cyclohexanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2197-2203
Number of pages7
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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