One-Pot Liquid-Phase Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to 1-Butanol over Aluminium Oxide—The Effect of the Active Metal on the Selectivity
2012 (English)In: Catalysts, Vol. 2, no 1, 68-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Direct catalytic valorization of bioethanol to 1-butanol over different alumina supported catalysts was studied. Thirteen (13) heterogeneous catalysts were screened in search for the optimal material composition for direct one-pot conversion of ethanol to 1-butanol. For the most promising catalyst, a 25% ethanol conversion with 80% selectivity (among liquid carbon products) to 1-butanol could be reached at 250 °C. Additionally, the reaction kinetics and mechanisms were further investigated upon use of the most suitable catalyst candidate.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 1, 68-84 p.
heterogeneous catalyst, one-pot; bioethanol, 1-butanol, alumina
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51264DOI: 10.3390/catal2010068OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51264DiVA: diva2:478214
Published: 13 January 20122012-01-162012-01-162012-09-05Bibliographically approved