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).
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2 Jan 2015|
- ruthenium catalysts