Hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol with Rh based and CoMo and NiMo catalysts

Yu Chuan Lin, Chia Linag Li, Hou Peng Wan, Hom Ti Lee, Chiung Fang Liu, Ying His Chang

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Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of guaiacol (GUA), a lignin model compound, was examined by two types of catalysts: mono- and bimetallic Rh based catalysts and classical sulfided CoMo and NiMo catalysts. The former possessed greater reactivity than the latter. However, no positive effect could be found when substituting some of the Rh ions by another noble metal (i.e., Pd or Pt). The mechanisms of GUA HDO by these two types of catalysts were also proposed. The first step of Rh based catalysts was hydrogenation of GUA's benzene ring, proceeded by demethoxylation and dehydration. As for the sulfided CoMo and NiMo catalysts, the reaction steps were just the reverse: dehydration and demethoxylation first, followed by further hydrogenation. Future improvements in understanding HDO surface chemistry can possibly lead us to design efficient catalysts for target products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 21

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, 11AIChE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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