Synthesis of fuel grade molecules from hydroprocessing of biomass-derived compounds catalyzed by magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 nanoparticles

Halilu, A, Ali, T, Sudarsanam, P and Bhargava, S 2019, 'Synthesis of fuel grade molecules from hydroprocessing of biomass-derived compounds catalyzed by magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 nanoparticles', Symmetry, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 1-11.


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Title Synthesis of fuel grade molecules from hydroprocessing of biomass-derived compounds catalyzed by magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 nanoparticles
Author(s) Halilu, A
Ali, T
Sudarsanam, P
Bhargava, S
Year 2019
Journal name Symmetry
Volume number 11
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher MDPIAG
Abstract The development of promising magnetic nanocatalysts is one of the key research topics in the field of catalysis. This is because of their versatile surface physicochemical, magnetic, and size-dependent catalytic properties. Herein, an optimization strategy for the synthesis of high-value fuel grade chemicals from hydro-deoxygenation of biomass-derived furfural and vanillin using a nanostructured magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 catalyst, synthesized by a facile one-pot procedure, was presented. Accordingly, effects of calcination temperature from 400, 500, 600 to 700 °C on the structure-activity properties of the magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 catalyst was systematically studied. The magnetic Fe(NiFe)O 4 -SiO 2 catalyst calcined at 500 °C exhibited the best catalytic performance, giving full conversions of vanillin and furfural, with good selectivity of 63 and 59% to cyclohexane and n-pentane (fuel grade chemicals), respectively. The prowess of this catalyst was attributed to its abundant acid properties in addendum to high BET surface area.
Subject Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Biomass-derived compounds
Fuel grade chemicals
Hydro-deoxygenation
Magnetic nanocatalysts
Structure-activity correlations
DOI - identifier 10.3390/sym11040524
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