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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