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Catalytic Deoxygenation of Guaiacol Using Methane
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2015)
  • Yang Xiao, Purdue University
Guaiacol, produced by thermal degradation of lignin, represents a model compound for upgrading of fast pyrolysis bio-oils by deoxygenation. In our prior work, with Pt/C catalyst, such a process using H2 was studied. To overcome the high cost of H2, methane is used in this work to deoxygenate guaiacol. On Pt/C catalyst, in terms of guaiacol conversion and product distribution, methane is found to exhibit as good deoxygenation performance as H2. The lifetime of this catalyst, however, is short (<3 h). The lifetime of Pt–Bi/C catalyst is extended (no significant deactivation in 5 h), by addition of bismuth as a promoter. This work provides a new approach for bio-oil upgrading using methane as a reductant instead of hydrogen.
  • Guaiacol hydrodeoxygenation,
  • Methane as reductant,
  • Pt-Bi bimetallic catalyst,
  • Improving catalyst stability
Publication Date
Fall September 28, 2015
Citation Information
Yang Xiao. "Catalytic Deoxygenation of Guaiacol Using Methane" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Vol. 3 Iss. 11 (2015) p. 2606 - 2610 ISSN: 2168-0485
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