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Selective Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates to Unsaturated Hydrocarbons using Molybdenum Carbide Catalysts

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  • Hui Ren,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Weiting Yu,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Michael Salciccioli,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Ying Chen,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Yulin Huang,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Ke Xiong,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dionisios G. Vlachos,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    2. Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716 (USA)
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  • Prof. Jingguang G. Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 10027 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 10027 (USA)
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Abstract

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Which cleavage do you prefer? With a combination of density functional theory (DFT) calculations, surface science studies, and reactor evaluations, Mo2C is identified as a highly selective HDO catalyst to selectively convert biomass-derived oxygenates to unsaturated hydrocarbons through selective C[BOND]O bond scissions without C[BOND]C bond cleavage. This provides high-value HDO products for utilization as feedstocks for chemicals and fuels; this also reduces the overall consumption of H2.

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