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Pd-modified Au on Carbon as an Effective and Durable Catalyst for the Direct Oxidation of HMF to 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid

Authors

  • Dr. Alberto Villa,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19—20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02503-14405
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  • Marco Schiavoni,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19—20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02503-14405
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  • Sebastiano Campisi,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19—20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02503-14405
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  • Dr. Gabriel M. Veith,

    1. Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831 (United States)
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  • Prof. Laura Prati

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19—20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02503-14405
    • Department of Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19—20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02503-14405
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Abstract

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Mixed noblility: We show that the modification of a gold/carbon catalyst with platinum or palladium produces stable and recyclable catalysts for the selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA): the support and nanoparticle chemistry directly mediate the selective oxidation of terminal hydroxyl groups in bio-derived HMF. This finding is a significant advance over current conversion technology because of the technological importance of FDCA.

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