This work was supported by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a STTR grant, and by Conoco-Phillips. We thank John W. Shabaker, Marco Sanchez-Castillo, Bret Wagner, Juben Chheda and Rupali R. Davdi for technical assistance.
Renewable Alkanes by Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates†
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2004
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 43, Issue 12, pages 1549–1551, March 12, 2004
How to Cite
Huber, G. W., Cortright, R. D. and Dumesic, J. A. (2004), Renewable Alkanes by Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43: 1549–1551. doi: 10.1002/anie.200353050
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 9 OCT 2003
- heterogeneous catalysis;
A clean stream of alkanes from renewable biomass resources is obtained through aqueous-phase reforming in a single reactor. Alkanes are produced from biomass-derived sorbitol through a bifunctional pathway (see scheme) that involves the dehydration of sorbitol on acid sites (SiO2/Al2O3) and hydrogenation of intermediates on a metal catalyst under a H2 atmosphere. Hydrogen is produced from sorbitol and water on the metal catalyst in the same reactor.