Effect of DMSO on the catalytical production of 2,5-bis(hydoxymethyl)furan from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over Ni/SiO2 catalysts
Journal article, 2021

Hydroconversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to 2,5-bis(hydoxymethyl)furan (BHMF) was studied over mono- and bimetallic supported catalysts. It was found that monometallic Ni/SiO2 catalysts exhibited superior performance with a total yield of BHMF of up to 99 wt%. This excellent performance may be attributed to higher Ni dispersion and low acidity of the support. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is often present in HMF, due to the route used for its synthesis. DMSO adsorption caused a clear reduction of Ni/SiO2 performance for the HMF hydrodeoxygenation reaction. Characterization of the spent catalysts was performed using HAADF-STEM-EDX, Raman, ICP, and XPS spectroscopies, and showed the presence of sulfur and graphitic carbon, which could explain the deactivation.

Author

Houman Ojagh

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering

Abdenour Achour

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering

Hoang Phuoc Ho

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering

Diana Bernin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering

Derek Creaser

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering

Oleg Pajalic

Perstorp AB

Johan Holmberg

Perstorp AB

Louise Olsson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology

REACTION CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING

2058-9883 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Other Chemical Engineering

Other Chemistry Topics

Organic Chemistry

DOI

10.1039/d1re00255d

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1/14/2022