Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenation of Biobased Levulinic and Succinic Acids in Aqueous Solutions

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  • Louis Corbel-Demailly,

    1. IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)
    2. IFPEN-Lyon, BP3, 69360 Solaize (France)
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  • Bao-Khanh Ly,

    1. IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Dr. Doan-Pham Minh,

    1. IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Benoit Tapin,

    1. IC2MP, Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, UMR 7285 CNRS-Université de Poitiers, 4 rue Michel Brunet, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Catherine Especel,

    1. IC2MP, Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, UMR 7285 CNRS-Université de Poitiers, 4 rue Michel Brunet, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Florence Epron,

    1. IC2MP, Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers, UMR 7285 CNRS-Université de Poitiers, 4 rue Michel Brunet, 86022 Poitiers (France)
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  • Dr. Amandine Cabiac,

    1. IFPEN-Lyon, BP3, 69360 Solaize (France)
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  • Dr. Emmanuelle Guillon,

    1. IFPEN-Lyon, BP3, 69360 Solaize (France)
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  • Dr. Michèle Besson,

    1. IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Dr. Catherine Pinel

    Corresponding author
    1. IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)
    • IRCELYON, Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l'environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon1, 2 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France)

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Abstract

Supported noble-metal catalysts (Ru, Pd or Pt) and the corresponding Re-promoted catalysts exhibit a high activity for the hydrogenation of biobased carboxylic acids. Levulinic acid and succinic acid are converted into the lactones or the diols depending on the nature of the catalyst and the reaction conditions. The highest selectivity to 1,4-pentanediol of 82 % is achieved at 140 °C in the presence of the 1.9 % Ru–3.6 % Re/C catalyst.

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