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Laura Faba, Dr. Eva Díaz and Prof. Salvador Ordóñez Improvement on the Catalytic Performance of Mg–Zr Mixed Oxides for Furfural–Acetone Aldol Condensation by Supporting on Mesoporous Carbons ChemSusChem 6

Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200710

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Carbon supports improve catalytic activity: The yield of the catalytic acetone–furfural aldol condensation is improved by supporting the Mg–Zr mixed oxide on carbon nanofibers and high surface area graphites. For preparation of the catalysts, coprecipitation achieves the best conversion and selectivity towards C13 compounds (biodiesel precursor). This behavior is consistent with improved basic site distribution and increased interaction of the reactants with the carbon surface.

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