Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) have been functionalized by introducing O, N, and P containing groups in order to investigate the effect of support functionalization in Ru catalysed hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) and levulinic acid (LA) hydrogenation. In the case of HMF, despite the fact that no effect on selectivity was observed (all the catalysts produced selectively gamma-valerolactone (GVL)), the functionalization strongly affected the activity of the reaction. O-containing and N-containing supports presented a higher activity compared to the bare support. On the contrary, in HMF hydrogenation, functionalization of the support did not have a beneficial effect on the activity of a Ru-catalysed reaction with respect to bare support and only CNFs-O behaved similarly to bare CNFs. In fact, when CNFs-N or CNFs-P were used as the supports, a lower activity was observed, as well as a change in selectivity in which the production of ethers (from the reaction with the solvent) greatly increased.
CNF-Functionalization as Versatile Tool for Tuning Activity in Cellulose-Derived Product Hydrogenation / A. Jouve, S. Cattaneo, S. Capelli, M. Stucchi, C. Evangelisti, A. Villa, L. Prati. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - 24:2(2019 Jan 16), pp. 316.1-316.14.
|Titolo:||CNF-Functionalization as Versatile Tool for Tuning Activity in Cellulose-Derived Product Hydrogenation|
JOUVE, ANDREA (Primo)
PRATI, LAURA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||HMF; LA; carbon; functionalization; hydrogenation; nanofiber; ruthenium|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale
|Data di pubblicazione:||16-gen-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24020316|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|