Catalysis Letters

, Volume 120, Issue 3–4, pp 307–311 | Cite as

Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to Propanediol Over Ru: Polyoxometalate Bifunctional Catalyst

  • Abdullah Alhanash
  • Elena F. Kozhevnikova
  • Ivan V. Kozhevnikov
Article

Abstract

Ruthenium-doped (5 wt%) acidic heteropoly salt Cs2.5H0.5[PW12O40] (CsPW) is an active bifunctional catalyst for the one-pot hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PDO) in liquid phase, providing 96% selectivity to 1,2-PDO at 21% glycerol conversion at 150 °C and an unprecedented low hydrogen pressure of 5 bar. Rhodium catalyst, 5%Rh/CsPW, although less active, shows considerable selectivity to 1,3-PDO (7.1%), with 1,2-PDO being the main product (65%).

Keywords

Glycerol Propanediol Hydrogenolysis Ruthenium Polyoxometalate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdullah Alhanash
    • 1
  • Elena F. Kozhevnikova
    • 1
  • Ivan V. Kozhevnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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