Effects of Carbohydrates on the Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin-Derived Phenolic Compounds

Adid Adep Dwiatmoko, Sangheon Lee, Hyung Chul Ham, Jae Wook Choi, Dong Jin Suh, Jeong Myeong Ha

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Simulating lignocellulose-derived pyrolysis oil, the effects of carbohydrate derivatives on the hydrodeoxygenation of lignin-derived phenolic compounds, guaiacol in this study, were observed using supported ruthenium catalysts. Among several carbohydrate derivatives which possibly exist in the pyrolysis oil, the addition of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) significantly decreased the conversion of guaiacol, with density functional theory (DFT) calculations indicating that guaiacol competes with furfural and 5-HMF to adsorb onto the ruthenium nanoparticle surface, thus suppressing the hydrogenation of guaiacol. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2015

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  • 5-HMF
  • DFT
  • furfural
  • guaiacol
  • hydrodeoxygenation
  • ruthenium catalysts


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