Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin-Derived Phenols into Alkanes by Using Nanoparticle Catalysts Combined with Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquids


  • This research was performed in the framework of Sino–Swiss Science & Technology Cooperation Program (No. 2010DFA42110).


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Oxy-gone in a tandem: A catalytic system composed of metal nanoparticles (NPs) and a functionalized Brønsted acidic ionic liquid (IL), both of which are immobilized in a nonfunctionalized IL, is highly efficient in upgrading lignin-derived phenolic compounds into alkanes; the hydrogenation and dehydration reactions take place in tandem.