Selective Cellulose Conversion

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 13 April 2012
  • Source / Publisher: ChemSusChem/Wiley-VCH
  • Copyright: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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Tao Zhang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China, and colleagues have prepared highly dispersed Ni-promoted W2C catalysts by a post-impregnation method. The catalyst found to be very active and selective for cellulose conversion into ethylene glycol (EG).

Relative to the co-impregnation method, catalysts prepared by this post-impregnation exhibited considerably better dispersion of the active components. Because of this improved dispersion, the catalysts prepared by post-impregnation were very active and selective in the conversion of cellulose into EG. The EG yield increased by 12 % relative to the co-impregnation method.

Recycling experiments showed that the catalyst exhibited reasonable reusability.

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