Effect of the Support on Rhenium Carbide in the Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol as Lignin-Derived Model Compound

Blanco, Elodie; Dongil, Ana Belén; Ghampson Isaac Tyrone; Escalona, Néstor

Keywords: acidity, hdo, rhenium carbides


The effect of support on the formation of rhenium carbide in the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of guaiacol as a lignin-derived compound was evaluated. Catalysts were prepared by incipient wetness impregnation, carburized at 650 °C under a mixture 25/75 of ethylene/hydrogen, and characterized by XRD, N2-physisorption, TPR, TPD of NH3 or isopropylamine (IPA), and XPS. The results have demonstrated that the support choice affects the carburization of rhenium. Indeed, over non-acidic support (e.g., SiO2), limited carburization of the metal was observed, while over ZrO2 and Al2O3, carburization of rhenium occurred, and different carbidic species were obtained depending on the surface and chemical identity of the support. The rhenium carbide species obtained over ZrO2 was the most active and selective toward benzene (22% at 98% of conversion).

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Título de la Revista: CATALYSTS
Volumen: 12
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Página de inicio: 1229
Idioma: Inglés