Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 53, Issue 15, pp 1270–1273

Aqueous-Phase Hydrogenation of Biomass-Based Succinic Acid to 1,4-Butanediol Over Supported Bimetallic Catalysts

  • Doan Pham Minh
  • Michèle Besson
  • Catherine Pinel
  • Patrick Fuertes
  • Carole Petitjean
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-010-9580-y

Cite this article as:
Minh, D.P., Besson, M., Pinel, C. et al. Top Catal (2010) 53: 1270. doi:10.1007/s11244-010-9580-y

Abstract

The effect of addition of Re to activated carbon-supported Ru and Pd catalysts in the hydrogenation of 15 wt% succinic acid aqueous solutions to 1,4-butanediol (BDO) was examined. The yield and selectivity were in the range 62–66% at 160 °C and 150 bar over the Re promoted catalysts. Bio-succinic acid from a fermentation process could be efficiently hydrogenated on 4 wt%Re–2 wt%Pd/C without significant loss of selectivity.

Keywords

Selective hydrogenationCatalystsSuccinic acid1,4-butanediol

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doan Pham Minh
    • 1
  • Michèle Besson
    • 1
  • Catherine Pinel
    • 1
  • Patrick Fuertes
    • 2
  • Carole Petitjean
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON)UMR CNRS-Université LyonVilleurbanne cedexFrance
  2. 2.Roquette FrèresLestrem CedexFrance