Kinetic studies of hydrodeoxygenation of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran on a Ni2P/SiO2 catalyst at medium pressure

Ayako Iino, Ara Cho, Atsushi Takagaki, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Bio-oil obtained by the pyrolysis of woody biomass contains many oxygenated organic compounds which degrade the product quality and make necessary upgrading for its use as a liquid fuel. Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) is a catalytic hydrotreating process for the removal of the problematic oxygen functionalities and is promising for bio-oil upgrading. In this work, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) was chosen as a model oxygenated compound, and its HDO reaction mechanism was studied on a silica-supported nickel phosphide catalyst (Ni 2P/SiO2) at a medium pressure of 0.5 MPa. The temperature dependency of the catalyst activity was determined and it was found that at 350 C Ni2P/SiO2 showed 100% conversion and 85% selectivity to n-pentane, with higher oxygen removal activity and less CC bond cracking activity than commercial noble metal Ru/C and Pd/Al2O3 catalysts based on the same amount of active sites. A contact time study allowed the determination of a reaction sequence for 2-MTHF HDO on Ni 2P/SiO2 and it was found that CO bond cleavage of the furanic ring to generate either 2-pentanone or 1-pentanal was the rate-determining step. This was followed by hydrogen transfer steps to produce oxygen free compounds, n-pentane or n-butane. A partial pressure analysis of 2-MTHF and H2 was consistent with a rate equation derived using a Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) mechanism. This suggested that adsorption of 2-MTHF and hydrogen occurred competitively and that these species reacted on the Ni2P/SiO2 surface. Although high partial pressure of H2 was favorable for hydrogenation, too much H2 competed with 2-MTHF adsorption, which caused lower conversion.

ジャーナルJournal of Catalysis
出版ステータス出版済み - 3月 2014

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 触媒
  • 物理化学および理論化学


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