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Keywords:

  • alkanes;
  • biomass;
  • dehydrogenation;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • platinum
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Cool cats don′t feel pressure: Furfural is catalytically converted into octane in high yields at relatively low pressures and temperatures. In a three-step process, two bifunctional catalysts, Pt/Co2AlO4 and Pt/NbOPO4, play crucial roles in achieving C8-ols from 4-(2-furyl)-3-buten-2-one and transforming the C8-ols into octane, respectively.