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Exploiting the Synergetic Behavior of PtPd Bimetallic Catalysts in the Selective Hydrogenation of Glucose and Furfural

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de Souza, Priscilla M. [1] ; Silvester, Lishil [2] ; da Silva, Anderson G. M. [3] ; Fernandes, Cibele G. [3] ; Rodrigues, Thenner S. [3] ; Paul, Sebastien [2] ; Camargo, Pedro H. C. [3] ; Wojcieszak, Robert [2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Rio de Janeiro, Programa Engn Quim COPPE, BR-21941972 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] Univ Lille, Univ Artois, UMR 8181, ENSCL, UCCS, CNRS, Cent Lille, F-59000 Lille - France
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CATALYSTS; v. 9, n. 2 FEB 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Mono and bimetallic catalysts based on Pt and Pd were prepared by a co-precipitation method. They were tested in liquid phase hydrogenation reactions of glucose and furfural at low temperature and pressure. The bimetallic PtPd/TiO2 catalyst proved to be an efficient material in selectively hydrogenating glucose to sorbitol. Moreover, high furfural conversion was attained under relatively soft conditions, and the furfuryl alcohol selectivity was strongly affected by the chemical composition of the catalysts. Furfuryl alcohol (FA) was the major product in most cases, along with side products such as methylfuran (MF), furan, and traces of tetrahydrofuran (THF). These results showed that the PtPd bimetallic sample was more active relative to the monometallic counterparts. A correlation between the catalytic results and the physicochemical properties of the supported nanoparticles identified key factors responsible for the synergetic behavior of the PtPd system. The high activity and selectivity were due to the formation of ultra-small particles, alloy formation, and the Pt-rich surface composition of the bimetallic particles supported on the TiO2 nanowires. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/26308-7 - Optimization of the physicochemical properties of nano -structured materials for applications in molecular recognition, catalysis and energy conversion/storage
Grantee:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/03235-0 - Biomass valorization through 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) oxidation catalyzed by AuPd nanoparticles
Grantee:Camila Palombo Ferraz
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 15/50010-8 - Direct serine synthesis from glycerol derivate: looking for bimetallic synergy
Grantee:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Support type: Regular Research Grants