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Molecules 2018, 23(8), 2007;

Ruthenium on Carbonaceous Materials for the Selective Hydrogenation of HMF

Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi, di Milano, via Golgi 19, I-20133 Milano, Italy
School of Chemistry, Collage of Science, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6619, 1417466191 Tehran, Iran
Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Science, Department of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Konkoly-Thege M. street 29-33, 1121 Budapest, Hungary
National Council of the Research, CNR-ISTM, Via G. Fantoli 16/15, 20138 Milan, Italy
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Received: 15 July 2018 / Revised: 5 August 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 11 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Platform Chemical: Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF))
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We report the use of Ru catalysts supported in the activated carbon (AC) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) for the selective production of liquid fuel dimethylfuran (DMF) and fuel additives alkoxymethyl furfurals (AMF). Parameters such as the reaction temperature and hydrogen pressure were firstly investigated in order to optimise the synthesis of the desired products. Simply by using a different support, the selectivity of the reaction drastically changed. DMF was produced with AC as support, while a high amount of AMF was produced when CNFs were employed. Moreover, the reusability of the catalysts was tested and deactivation phenomena were identified and properly addressed. Further studies need to be performed in order to optimise the stability of the catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ruthenium; carbon; nanofiber; HMF; DMF; hydrogenation Ruthenium; carbon; nanofiber; HMF; DMF; hydrogenation

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Cattaneo, S.; Naslhajian, H.; Somodi, F.; Evangelisti, C.; Villa, A.; Prati, L. Ruthenium on Carbonaceous Materials for the Selective Hydrogenation of HMF. Molecules 2018, 23, 2007.

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