Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Blanco E., Rosenkranz A., Espinoza-González R., Fuenzalida V.M., Zhang Z., Suare S., Escalona N. (2019)

Catalytic performance of 2D-Mxene nano-sheets for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of lignin-derived model compounds

Revista : Catalysis Communications
Páginas : 105833
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


2D Mxene nano-sheets (Ti3C2Tx) were investigated for the hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol as a lignin-derived model compound. The catalyst was characterized by TEM, XPS, Raman spectroscopy and TPR. The acid-base properties were measured by TPD-NH3 and TPRe-MeOH. Phenol was the main product obtained, and methylanisole was observed as the second main product. The study of Anisole conversion shows that methylanisole was likely obtained by a bimolecular transalkylation. Such formation, which has only been reported over acid catalysts, was associated to the combined action of acid-base pairs identified.