Catalysis Surveys from Asia

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 111–116

Catalyst Development for the Hydrogenolysis of Biomass-Derived Chemicals to Value-Added Ones


DOI: 10.1007/s10563-011-9114-z

Cite this article as:
Nakagawa, Y. & Tomishige, K. Catal Surv Asia (2011) 15: 111. doi:10.1007/s10563-011-9114-z


Hydrogenolysis of biomass-related chemicals such as glycerol and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol to the products that are difficult for the typical indirect mechanism to produce is reviewed. The modification of rhodium or iridium particles with rhenium much enhances the catalytic activity to the hydrogenolysis of C–O bond neighboring to terminal –CH2OH groups.


Hydrogenolysis Biomass Heterogeneous catalysis Modification effect 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, School of EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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