(560y) Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenolysis of Xylitol over Bifunctional Pd-Based Catalysts
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Taking xylitol as a model compound, in this work, we have designed a series of bimetallic Pd-Cu, Pd-Ni, Pd-Pt and Ni-Cu catalysts and confirmed their remarkable performances in CTH reactions to 1,2-PDO, EG and lactic acid. Based on experimental results, it is found that bimetallic Pd-Pt catalysts supported on TiO2 has obvious superior CTH performances by comparing the conversion and products distribution to monometallic Pd and Pt under identical conditions. In particular, at nearly 100% xylitol conversion, a selectivity of 41.1% to EG and 1,2-PDO was obtained on Pd-Pt/TiO2 at 220 oC, 1.0 MPa nitrogen atmosphere in absence of external H2. In contrast, the main product of hydrogenolysis of xylitol on monometallic Pd/TiO2 was lactic acid with the low conversion. Similarly, monometallic Pt/TiO2 catalyst shows strong tendency for C-C breaking. In our presentation, the structural properties including effect of particle size on catalytic activity and selectivity will be systematically studied, with the aim to establish structure-activity correlations for C-C and C-O cleavage of xylitol during CTH process.
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