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Catalysts 2018, 8(2), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8020087

Article
The H2-Treated TiO2 Supported Pt Catalysts Prepared by Strong Electrostatic Adsorption for Liquid-Phase Selective Hydrogenation
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Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University, Nakorn Pathom 73000, Thailand
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Division of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
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Received: 15 January 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018

Abstract

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The H2-treated TiO2 supported Pt catalysts were prepared by strong electrostatic adsorption method and tested in the liquid-phase selective hydrogenation of various organic compounds such as 3-nitrostyrene to vinylaniline (VA) and furfural to furfuryl alcohol (FA). A combination of high Pt dispersion, strong interaction of Pt-TiOx, and the presence of low coordination Pt sites was necessary for high hydrogenation activity. However, while the selectivity of VA in 3-nitrostyrene hydrogenation did not depend much on the catalyst preparation method used, the selectivity of FA in furfural hydrogenation was much higher when the catalysts were prepared by SEA, comparing to those obtained by impregnation in which the solvent product was formed, due probably to the non-acidic conditions used during Pt loading by SEA method.
Keywords:
Pt/TiO2; nitrostyrene hydrogenation; sol-gel TiO2; strong electrostatic adsorption

1. Introduction

Many intermediates for the production of herbicides, pesticides, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, food flavors, and many commercially important organic fine chemicals are synthesized via selective hydrogenation under liquid-phase conditions. The heterogeneous catalysts is valuable for organic transformations in highly selective reaction improvement based on green sustainable chemistry. The selective hydrogenation of nitrostyrene (NS) to vinylaniline (VA) is challenging because NS includes two reducible functional groups which could be hydrogenated simultaneously [1,2,3]. Pt-based catalysts are an interesting choice and widely used in the NS hydrogenation due to their high catalytic activity. However, the catalysts can hydrogenate both functional groups, leading to undesired products [2,3,4]. The catalytic performance of Pt-based catalysts in the selective hydrogenation of NS has been improved by changing conditions of pretreatment [5,6], reaction mediums [2,5], catalyst supports [2], and the addition of modifiers [7]. Recent studies from our group showed that Pt/TiO2 [1] and Pt-Co/TiO2 [3] catalysts prepared by the single-step flame spray pyrolysis method exhibited superior performance in the NS hydrogenation with high VA selectivity.
Sol-gel method is an easy route that is widely used for the preparation of nanocrystalline TiO2 at low temperature. The advantages of this method are good homogeneity and efficient control of crystal phases and particle sizes of the TiO2 [8,9,10,11]. The calcination atmosphere of the obtained powder from the sol-gel method affected to the properties of sol-gel derived TiO2 and metal catalysts supported on TiO2. The use of H2- and N2-treated sol–gel derived TiO2 led to the increasing dispersion of Pd metal and improved catalytic performance, compared to the TiO2 calcined in air and O2 in the selective hydrogenation of acetylene [12,13]. Strong electrostatic adsorption (SEA) is one of the wet impregnation, especially slurry can be adjusted to the optimum pH providing the greatest electrostatic interaction between the metal precursor and the support. For the same metal loadings, advantages of the SEA method are the higher metal dispersion than those prepared by other methods [14,15,16].
In this work, the SEA method was employed for preparation of Pt/TiO2 catalysts on the H2 and air-treated sol–gel derived TiO2. The combined SEA and H2-treated TiO2 provided high Pt dispersion and strong Pt-TiO2 interaction which could be beneficial for the selective hydrogenation reactions. The catalysts were tested in the liquid-phase selective hydrogenation of various organic compounds including the hydrogenation of 3-NS to VA and the hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol (FA).

2. Results and Discussion

2.1. Characteristics of the Pt/TiO2 Catalysts

The Pt catalysts were prepared by SEA and impregnation on the air- and H2-treated sol–gel TiO2. There were no differences in the structural properties of the air- and H2-treated TiO2. Both had similar average crystallite size of anatase TiO2 ca. 7–8 nm with average pore diameter 4.7–4.9 nm, pore volume 0.30–0.32 cm3/g, and BET surface area 139–159 m2/g. The gas treatment only affected the formation of oxygen vacancy in TiO2, leading to the creation of unpaired electrons or Ti3+ centers [17,18,19]. A non-oxidizing atmosphere, such as N2 or H2 ,can result in Ti ions of lower valences, likely Ti3+ [18]. Such results were confirmed by the ESR of the TiO2 supports and the XPS of the Ti 2p results (shown in Figure 1). A shift of Ti4+ peaks to lower binding energies and higher ESR signals corresponding to surface Ti3+ on the TiO2 surface were observed on the TiO2-H2.
There were also no changes in the textural properties of TiO2 after Pt loading by impregnation and SEA. No sharp peaks for Pt or PtOx phases were detected in all the XRD results (Figure S1), due possibly to the low metal loading (0.5 wt %) and/or high Pt dispersion as nanoparticles on the TiO2 supports. The TEM micrographs of 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts (Figure 2) show spherical shape TiO2 particles with average particle size ca. 8 nm, which were consistent to the average crystallite size of TiO2 calculated from the XRD results. However, the metal particles were not distinguishable from the TiO2 supports. The Pt/PtOx and Pt-TiOx species were observed by the H2-TPR measurements as shown in Figure 3. The first reduction peak in the TPR profiles at around 100 °C was attributed to the reduction of PtOx crystallites to metallic Pt [20,21], while the second peak appearing as a larger peak from 250 °C to 500 °C was associated with the Pt species reduction which interacts with the TiO2 support or the Pt-TiOx interface site. The last reduction peak over 500 °C was related to the reduction of surface capping oxygen of TiO2 [1,21]. The Pt/PtOx species were not clearly apparent for the catalysts prepared by SEA due probably to smaller Pt particles being formed by SEA method. The peaks corresponding to Pt-TiOx species were also slightly shifted to higher temperature for the SEA catalysts, compared to the impregnation-made ones, suggesting a stronger metal–support interaction.
From the chemisorption results (Table 1), the number of exposed Pt atoms on the catalyst samples and percentages of Pt dispersion were computed by assumed that one CO molecule adsorbed on one Pt site [1]. Pt loading by the SEA method led to much higher Pt dispersion on the air-treated TiO2, compared to the conventional impregnation. The use of H2-treated TiO2, however, can drastically increase Pt dispersion to 54–57%, regardless of the Pt deposition method used. The presence of higher amount of surface Ti3+ on the H2-treated TiO2 was important for obtaining high Pt dispersion when the catalysts were prepared by conventional impregnation. Such an effect became less pronounced when using SEA method for Pt deposition. The characteristics of the precursor (anion or cation, size, etc.) and the oxide surface chemistry have great effects on electrostatic interactions between the metal precursor and the support.
The characteristics of the Pt nanoparticles deposited on the air- and H2-treated TiO2 by SEA and impregnation were further investigated by the IR of adsorbed CO and the results are shown in Figure 4. The adsorption band at around 2000–2100 cm−1 was assigned to a linear type of CO adsorption, while IR bands in the 1825 cm−1 to bridged-type adsorbed CO [3]. CO generally adsorbed as a bridge-type on larger Pt particles and as the linear-type on small ones [1]. The adsorption band at 2070–2100 cm−1 was attributed to the adsorption of CO adsorbed on Pt (111) terraces and Pt (100) whereas the lower frequencies of the 2000–2066 cm−1 bands suggest the low coordinated Pt sites as corner, kink, and edge [22]. According to IR results, the whole catalysts shows only low coordinated Pt sites without Pt terraces, Pt (111) and Pt (100) species. Moreover, the CO adsorption of Pt on edge sites as asymmetry band at 2060 cm−1 which tends to lower values suggesting the CO adsorption on corner and/or kink sites located at 2035 cm−1 [5].

2.2. Reaction Results

As shown in Scheme 1, NS consists of two reduction groups which can transform to 3-VA from hydrogenation of nitro group and to 3-ethylnitrobenzene (3-ENB) in case of C=C double bond hydrogenation [3]. Furthermore, 3-VA and 3-ENB can promptly converted to 3-ethylaniline (3-EA) or both of two reduction groups are hydrogenated [4]. The NS selective hydrogenation results of the Pt catalysts prepared by SEA and impregnation on the air- and H2-treated TiO2 are shown in Table 2. The blank reactions were also carried out using the bare H2-treated TiO2 support. About 4% of 3-nitrostyrene conversion was obtained with poor selectivity of the desired product (VA ~ 23%). It is confirmed that the catalyst performances in the selective hydrogenation reaction mainly arose from the Pt species on the TiO2 support. Under the reaction conditions used, VA and ENB were the main products of hydrogenation with the absence of any intermediates. The hydrogenation activities were found in the order: Pt/TiO2-H2-I > Pt/TiO2-H2-SEA > Pt/TiO2-air-SEA > Pt/TiO2-air-I, which were correlated well to the obtainable surface of Pt atoms. VA selectivity was reported to depend largely on the quantity of Pt-TiOx interface sites [1,6]. For the catalysts prepared by impregnation, the number of Pt-TiOx increased using the H2-treated TiO2 as the support and as a consequence, higher VA selectivities were obtained. Nevertheless, for all the SEA catalysts, the VA selectivities were relatively high (86–89%) and did not depend much on the TiO2 support. Such results suggest that the stronger metal–support interaction produced by SEA method is benefit for improving VA selectivity of the Pt/TiO2 catalysts in the selective hydrogenation of NS under mild conditions. Comparison of the performances of the Pt/TiO2-H2 in this study and the other reported Pt-based catalysts in the selective NS hydrogenation is shown in Table 3. The state-of-the art for the monometallic Pt catalysts the highest yield of VA at 97–100% can be obtained but surface modification of Pt using α-lipoic acid [7] or the presence of ionic liquid and 2,2′-bipyridine co-stabilizer were required [2] as well as the use of higher reaction temperature (75–80 °C). Bimetallic Pt-Zn catalysts on the hypercross-linked polystyrene also exhibited high VA yield (97%) at 75 °C [23]. Compared to the other Pt-based catalysts with similar Pt loading reported in the literature [5,22], the present Pt/TiO2-H2 catalysts prepared by either impregnation or SEA showed relatively high VA yield (>80%) under milder reaction conditions (lower reaction temperature, lower H2 pressure, or shorter reaction time). After prolonged reaction time (10 h), small amount of Pt leaching from the 0.5 wt % Pt loading occurred and was determined to be around 12.8%. Nevertheless, the catalysts can achieve a high yield of VA in a very short reaction time (20 min) and the leaching problem was negligible.
The reaction pathways for furfural hydrogenation are simplified in Scheme 2. A variety of derivatives can be produced including FA, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, methylfuran, methyltetrahydrofuran, furan, and tetrahydrofuran. FA is an intermediate for the manufacturing of vitamin C, fibers, plasticizers, thermostatic resins, lubricants, and dispersing agents, which can be produced by the selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived furfural [24,25,26,27]. Furfural comprises two types of reactive groups, carbonyl group (C=O) and double bonds group (C=C) [28]. Under the reaction conditions used (50 °C, 2 MPa of H2), all the prepared catalysts gave similar hydrogenation activities with 86–90% furfural conversion after 2 h reaction time. It is suggested that the hydrogenation of C=O double bond group is easier than the hydrogenation of a nitro group of NS. However, the catalysts prepared by SEA method resulted in much higher FA selectivity (80–85%) than the impregnation-made catalysts (FA selectivity ~14–18%). Nevertheless, the only byproduct obtained over the impregnated catalysts was 2-furaldehyde dimethyl acetal which was produced by the solvent reaction via acetalization mechanism in the presence of acid catalysts [29,30,31]. However, solvent side reaction can be suppressed by using lower reaction temperature and employing more basic catalysts [30]. Pt loading by SEA under basic conditions, therefore, was beneficial not only for improving hydrogenation activities by enhancing Pt dispersion but also for lowering the remaining acidity after Pt loading to maintain high selectivities of FA in furfural hydrogenation. Comparison of the performances of the Pt/TiO2-H2 in this study and the other reported Pt-based catalysts in the selective furfural hydrogenation is shown in Table 4. From the tables, the catalysts prepared in this study were found to give relatively high/comparable activities and selectivities of the desired product, compared to those reported in the literature in shorter reaction time under mild conditions.

3. Materials and Methods

3.1. Preparation of TiO2 by Sol–Gel Method

The TiO2 support was prepared by sol–gel method using titanium isopropoxide as a precursor. At first 7.33 cm3 of 70 vol % nitric acid was added to 1000 cm3 of de-ionized (DI) water under continuous stirring. The titanium isopropoxide 83.5 cm3 was then added slowly and continuously mixed until clear sol was obtained under room temperature. After that, the dialysis tubing with clear sol inside was submerged in DI water. The water was repeatedly altered until the pH of the water reached 3.5. The dialyzed sol was dried at 110 °C overnight and then was calcined in different gas flows (H2 and Air) at 350 °C for 2 h. The TiO2 supports so prepared are referred to as TiO2-H2 and TiO2-Air for those calcined in H2 and air, respectively.

3.2. Preparation of Pt/TiO2 by SEA and Impregnation Methods

For the SEA method, the point of zero charge (PZC) is the pH at the net electrical charge density on the support surface equal to zero and is important to determine. Aqueous solution was conducted at many initial pHs values in the range of 1–13. The TiO2 support was added to the solution and shaken for 1 h. Then, final pH was measured again and the PZC of the solid supports were obtained by plot between the final pH and the initial pH. Tetraammineplatinum (II) chloride hydrate was used as metal precursor. Adsorption experiments were conducted with 10 cm3 of 200 ppm metal solution so that determine the optimum pH for metal loading at 0.5 wt %. HCl or NaOH were used to adjust the pH of this solution, according to the PZC value of the supports used and then the slurry was shaken for 1 h after TiO2 adding. For the metal uptake, ICP technique was used to measure the difference in the metal concentrations before and after contact with TiO2 supports.
For comparison, 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts were also prepared by impregnation method. The TiO2 supports were impregnated with an aqueous solution of H2PtCl6. The Pt/TiO2 catalysts were dried at 110 °C overnight and calcined in air at 400 °C for 4 h.

3.3. Catalyst Characterization

The surface and textural properties of TiO2 and Pt/TiO2 samples prepared were examined by various techniques. The XRD patterns of TiO2 supports and Pt/TiO2 catalysts were measured by using a Bruker D8 advance with CuKα radiation (Bruker, Karlsruhe, Germany). The Scherrer’s equation was used to calculate the average crystallite size (dXRD) of TiO2. Specific surface area, pore size diameter and pore volume were evaluated by N2 physisorption with a BEL-SORP automated system. The defects on surface of TiO2 support were measured by electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR) using a Elxys500 at X-band (Bruker Biospin GmbH, Rheinstetten, Germany). The XPS analysis was used to investigate the binding energy and the composition on the catalyst surface with using an AMICUS photoelectron spectrum spectrometer equipped with an MgKα X-ray as primary excitation and KRATOS VISION2 software (KRATOS analytical LTD., Manchester, UK). The morphology and crystallite sizes of TiO2 supports were measured by using a JEOL-JEM 2010 transmission electron microscope using energy-dispersive X-ray detector operated at 80–200 kV). The reducibility and reduction temperature of supported Pt catalysts were measured by H2-TPR technique. The catalyst samples were conducted in a quartz u-tube and were pretreated with 30 cm3/min of N2 flow at 200 °C for 1 h. After that, the sample was heated from 30 °C to 800 °C with a carrier gas (10% H2/Ar) at 30 cm3/min. Finally, TPR profiles were obtained as a function of temperatures. CO-pulse chemisorption analysis was characterized to determine the amounts of CO-chemisorbed and the metal dispersion on the Pt/TiO2 catalysts by using ChemiSorb 2750 (Micromeritics, Norcross, GA, USA). Approximately 0.05 g of the catalyst was filled into a glass U-tube and the sample cell was purged with He gas in order to remove the remaining air. Prior to the measurement, the catalyst was reduced with H2 for 2 h and then cooled to room temperature in He flow. Then, 20 μL of CO was injected over reduced catalyst at this temperature and performed until the desorption peak became constant. FTIR spectrometers (JASCO FTIR-620, JASCO Inc., Easton, MD, USA) were used to measure the CO adsorbed species on the Pt/TiO2 catalysts. The catalysts were reduced with H2 flow for 2 h and cooled to room temperature in He flow. Then, the catalyst samples were passed with a 1% CO in He for 10 min and CO gas was purged from the sample cell with He flow. After that, the IR spectrum of CO adsorbed was recorded.

3.4. Selective Hydrogenation Reactions

Prior to the catalytic tests, the catalyst samples were reduced under H2 flow (30 cm3/min) at 200 °C for 2 h. For the NS hydrogenation, approximately 20 mg of catalyst and 0.5 cm3 of NS (3.6 mmol) was filled into the reactor. The reaction was carried out in a 50 cm3 autoclave at 40 °C, 2 MPa of H2 introduced with a high-pressure liquid pump. It was heated to reaction temperature and purged with H2 to remove the remaining air. The reaction was performed by stirring with magnetic stirrer. Then, the reactor was cooled down to room temperature with ice-water after the reaction.
For the selective hydrogenation of furfural, 50 mg of catalyst was charged into the reactor with 0.6 mmol of furfural and 10 cm3 of methanol and the experiments were performed at 50 °C and 2 MPa of H2. The reaction mixtures were analyzed by a gas chromatograph Shimadzu GC-2014 equipped with a flame ionization detector (FID) (SHIMADZU CORP., Singapore science park I, Singapore). The Rtx-5 capillary column with 30 M length and 0.32 mm inside diameter were used. Twenty microliters of the mixture was injected into the column and helium was used as a carrier gas. In the NS hydrogenation, decane was used as an internal standard.

4. Conclusions

The catalytic properties of Pt/TiO2 catalysts in the selective hydrogenation of 3-NS to VA and the selective hydrogenation furfural to FA were improved by the combined SEA method and the H2-treated TiO2 for Pt deposition. The catalysts exhibited high Pt dispersion, strong interaction of Pt-TiOx, and low coordination Pt sites (kink, edge, and corner), which promoted the hydrogenation activities especially the hydrogenation of the –NO2 group, which was more difficult to be hydrogenated than the C=O and the C=C. The selectivity of VA appeared to depend solely on the presence of low coordination Pt sites and not on the preparation method used. Trace acidity remaining on the catalyst from the impregnation method led to side reaction producing the solvent product. The SEA method thus ensured the high selectivity of FA in the selective furfural hydrogenation.

Supplementary Materials

The following are available online at https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/8/2/87/s1, Table S1. Pt loading from ICP-OES of the 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts, Figure S1. The XRD patterns of Pt/TiO2 catalysts.

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to express gratitude for the financial support from the Grant for International to Research Integration: Chula Research Scholar, Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund, the Thailand Research Fund, and the National Research Council of Thailand–Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (NRCT-JSPS) Joint Research Program.

Author Contributions

Joongjai Panpranot provided the concept of this research as well as revised and modified the paper as corresponding author. Shin-Ichiro Fujita and Masahiko Arai analyzed the data and carried out the FTIR experiment. Sasithorn kuhaudomlap desired and performed the experiments and wrote the paper. Okorn Mekasuwandumrong and Piyasan Praserthdam contributed to the data interpretation and discussion. All authors analyzed the data and contributed to writing the paper.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Figure 1. (a) The ESR results of TiO2 calcined under H2 and air atmosphere at 350 °C and (b) XPS spectra of Ti 2p of TiO2 supports.
Figure 1. (a) The ESR results of TiO2 calcined under H2 and air atmosphere at 350 °C and (b) XPS spectra of Ti 2p of TiO2 supports.
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Figure 2. TEM images and size distribution of the Pt/TiO2 catalysts: (a) Pt/TiO2-H2-I; (b) Pt/TiO2-air-I; (c) Pt/TiO2-H2-SEA; and (d) Pt/TiO2-air-SEA.
Figure 2. TEM images and size distribution of the Pt/TiO2 catalysts: (a) Pt/TiO2-H2-I; (b) Pt/TiO2-air-I; (c) Pt/TiO2-H2-SEA; and (d) Pt/TiO2-air-SEA.
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Figure 3. The H2-TPR profiles of the Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
Figure 3. The H2-TPR profiles of the Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
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Figure 4. The IR spectra of adsorbed CO on 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts prepared by: (a) impregnation method and (b) SEA method.
Figure 4. The IR spectra of adsorbed CO on 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts prepared by: (a) impregnation method and (b) SEA method.
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Scheme 1. Simplified reaction pathways in the hydrogenation of 3-NS.
Scheme 1. Simplified reaction pathways in the hydrogenation of 3-NS.
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Scheme 2. Simplified reaction pathways in the hydrogenation of FFR.
Scheme 2. Simplified reaction pathways in the hydrogenation of FFR.
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Table 1. CO chemisorption results of the 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
Table 1. CO chemisorption results of the 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
CatalystPt/TiO2-H2Pt/TiO2-AirPt/TiO2-H2Pt/TiO2-Air
MethodImpregnationImpregnationSEASEA
CO chemisorption (molecule CO × 1018/g Cat.)8.84.58.47.7
Pt dispersion (%)57295450
Table 2. Reaction results of the 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
Table 2. Reaction results of the 0.5 wt % Pt/TiO2 catalysts.
CatalystPt/TiO2-H2Pt/TiO2-AirPt/TiO2-H2Pt/TiO2-Air
MethodImpregnationImpregnationSEASEA
Time (min)2040204020402040
NS conversion (%)7689293169906480
VA selectivity (%)92.191.977.977.487.988.688.285.6
EA selectivity (%)4.95.95.05.05.18.55.78.4
ENB selectivity (%)3.02.217.117.67.02.96.16.0
FFR conversion (%) a89868990
FA selectivity (%) a17.714.179.884.9
Others a,b82.385.920.215.1
Reaction conditions: 3.6 mmol NS in 10 mL ethanol at 40 °C with a 20 mg catalyst under 20 bar H2; 0.6 mmol FFR in 10 mL methanol at 50 °C with a 50 mg catalyst under 20 bar H2; * Reaction time: a = 120 min; b = solvent product.
Table 3. Review on the selective hydrogenation of NS to VA on various supported Pt-based catalysts.
Table 3. Review on the selective hydrogenation of NS to VA on various supported Pt-based catalysts.
Metal Loading (wt %)SupportsPreparation MethodReduction Temperature (°C)Reaction Conditions (Temp., PH2)SolventReaction Time (min)Reaction ResultsReference No.
3-NS Conversion (%)VA Selectivity (%)
0.5TiO2Impregnation20040 °C, 2 MPaEthanol408991.9This work
SEA9088.6
0.5TiO2Impregnation20050 °C, 4 MPaSupercritical CO2 10 MPa606475[5]
0.5TiO2Impregnation20050 °C, 4 MPaEthanoln/a2673[22]
0.5TiO2Flame spray pyrolysis60050 °C, 4 MPaEthanol2595.867.1[1]
0.2TiO2Impregnation50040 °C, 0.3 MPaToluene39095.193.1[6]
0.4Carbon nanotubesReduction of H2Pt(OH)6 in formic acid with ionic liquid and co-stabilizer 2,2′-bipyridinen/a25 °C, 0.1 MPan/a18010086[2]
1TiO2Impregnation and surface modification using α-lipoic acid25080 °C, 1 MPaToluene68100 a100[7]
2ZnOIon-exchange30075 °C, 1 MPaEthanoln/a10097[4]
n/a = not available, a = 4-NS.
Table 4. Review on the selective hydrogenation of furfural to FA on various supported Pt-based catalyst.
Table 4. Review on the selective hydrogenation of furfural to FA on various supported Pt-based catalyst.
Metal Loading (wt %)SupportsPreparation MethodReduction Temperature (°C)Reaction Conditions (Temp., PH2)SolventReaction Time (h)Reaction ResultsReference No.
Furfural Conversion (%)FA Selectivity (%)
0.5TiO2SEA20050 °C, 2 MPaMethanol28979.8This work
0.5SiO2Impregnation400250 °C, 0.69 MPa2-propanol1.512.555.8[32]
2.0γ-Al2O3-20050 °C, AmbientMethanol78099[30]
1.9MgO-20050 °C, AmbientMethanol77997[30]
2.3CeO2-20050 °C, AmbientMethanol77798[30]
1.9SiO2-20050 °C, AmbientMethanol73590[30]
1.4ZnO-20050 °C, AmbientMethanol7760[30]
5.0Al2O3Wet impregnation35025 °C, 2 MPaIso-propanol83099.1[33]
5.0Al2O3Wet impregnation350240 °C, 2 MPaIso-propanol510030.7[33]
5.0SiO2Wet impregnation35025 °C, 2 MPaIso-propanol86100[33]
5.0SiO2Wet impregnation350240 °C, 2 MPaIso-propanol510051.9[33]

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