Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 53, Issue 15–18, 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
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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 hydrogenation Catalysts Succinic acid 1,4-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

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