Campus Units

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Document Type

Article

Research Focus Area

Biorenewables, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-1-2015

Journal or Book Title

Catalysis Science & Technology

Volume

5

Issue

4

First Page

2441

Last Page

2448

DOI

10.1039/C5CY00004A

Abstract

A series of metallic Re/C catalysts were prepared with the microwave-assisted thermolytic method by using decacarbonyldirhenium [Re2(CO)10] as a precursor for the hydrogenation of succinic acid. The results of FT-IR, UV-Vis, XRD, HRTEM, ICP, TPR and CO chemical adsorption showed that the as-prepared catalysts had well-dispersed rhenium nanoparticles on activated carbon. Changing irradiation time or rhenium loadings could effectively adjust the properties of Re/C catalysts which exhibited good catalytic performance for the hydrogenation of succinic acid. There were plenty of active sites on Re/C catalysts for the high concentration hydrogenation of succinic acid, and increasing temperature or pressure improved catalytic activity at a defined scope. From the kinetic study of succinic acid catalytic hydrogenation, there was a certain converting relationship between the different intermediates and the product distribution which could be controlled by variation of reaction time.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Di, Xin, Zhengfeng Shao, Chuang Li, Wenzhen Li, and Changhai Liang. "Hydrogenation of succinic acid over supported rhenium catalysts prepared by the microwave-assisted thermolytic method." Catalysis Science & Technology 5, no. 4 (2015): 2441-2448. DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00004A. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Royal Society of Chemistry

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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