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Renewable High-Octane Gasoline by Aqueous-Phase Hydrodeoxygenation of C5 and C6 Carbohydrates over Pt/Zirconium Phosphate Catalysts

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  • Dr. Ning Li,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01003-9303 (USA), Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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  • Dr. Geoffrey A. Tompsett,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01003-9303 (USA), Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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  • Prof. George W. Huber

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 159 Goessmann Lab, 686 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01003-9303 (USA), Fax: (+1) 413-545-1647
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Abstract

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High-octane gasoline is obtained by the aqueous-phase hydrodeoxygenation of both C5 and C6 aqueous sugar alcohol solutions. High yields are achieved by using a platinum/zirconia phosphate catalyst, showing how bifunctional catalysis can be tuned to selectively convert biomass-derived feedstocks into targeted fuels and chemicals.

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