Catalytic roles of metals and supports on hydrodeoxygenation of lignin monomer guaiacol

Cho Rim Lee, Ji Sun Yoon, Young Woong Suh, Jae Wook Choi, Jeong Myeong Ha, Dong Jin Suh, Young Kwon Park

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Hydrodeoxygenation of the lignin monomer guaiacol was performed on the bifunctional catalysts of noble-metals supported on acidic matrices. The catalytic roles of metal nanoparticles and acidic supports were elucidated using the acid-site-measurement-dependent catalysis results, which demonstrated that metals were responsible for the hydrogenation of aromatic rings while metal-deposited acidic supports were indispensable to the deoxygenation of oxygenates. Among various combinations of metals and supports, Rh/SiO 2-Al 2O 3 and Ru/SiO 2-Al 2O 3 exhibited the highest cyclohexane yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
StatePublished - 2012 Jan 5



  • Biomass
  • Catalyst
  • Guaiacol
  • Hydrodeoxygenation
  • Lignin
  • Rh/SiO -Al O

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