Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Synthesis of Biolubricant Basestocks from Epoxidized Soybean Oil
Previous Article in Journal
Concept of Vaporized Urea Dosing in Selective Catalytic Reduction
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Review on the Production and Purification of Biomass-Derived Hydrogen Using Emerging Membrane Technologies
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

Alcohol Dehydrogenation on Kraft Lignin-Derived Chars with Surface Basicity

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Campus de Teatinos s/n, Universidad de Málaga, Andalucía Tech, 29010 Málaga, Spain
Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés et Chimie des Solutions, Université de Mustapha Stambouli de Mascara, Bp 763, Mascara 29000, Algeria
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Catalysts 2017, 7(10), 308;
Received: 27 September 2017 / Revised: 13 October 2017 / Accepted: 15 October 2017 / Published: 19 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalytic Sustainable Processes in Biorefineries)
PDF [4397 KB, uploaded 19 October 2017]


The properties of lignin and its potential as a renewable source make it an ideal precursor for carbon products. Specifically, the high content of Na observed in Kraft lignin makes this industrial by-product an interesting precursor for the preparation of catalysts for different applications. In this work, basic activated carbons with different textural properties and surface chemistry were obtained from Kraft lignin by direct carbonization at various temperatures. The influence of a further washing treatment and partial gasification with CO2 was also evaluated. The carbon catalysts were tested as catalysts for the alcohol decomposition reaction. In this sense, 2-propanol, a molecule widely used for testing the acidic-basic character of heterogeneous catalysts, was selectively transformed into acetone, meanwhile, ethanol and methanol yielded mainly acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcohol dehydrogenation; biomass; lignin; bio-char; CO2 gasification; activated carbon; sodium alcohol dehydrogenation; biomass; lignin; bio-char; CO2 gasification; activated carbon; sodium

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

García-Mateos, F.J.; Moulefera, I.; Rosas, J.M.; Benyoucef, A.; Rodríguez-Mirasol, J.; Cordero, T. Alcohol Dehydrogenation on Kraft Lignin-Derived Chars with Surface Basicity. Catalysts 2017, 7, 308.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Catalysts EISSN 2073-4344 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top