Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Blanco, E., Dongil A.B., García-Fierro J.L., Ecalona N. (2020)

Insights in supported rhenium carbide catalysts for hydroconversion of lignin-derived compounds

Revista : Applied Catalysis A-General
Volumen : 599
Páginas : 117600
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Rhenium supported over activated carbon (AC) was carburized under different temperatures (from 500 to 700 °C) under a mixture of H2/C2H4 (75/25). Resulting catalysts were characterized by N2-sorption, CO chemisorption, temperature programed reduction (TPR), ammonia temperature programed desorption (TPD-NH3), STEM, and XPS and catalytic properties were measured in a batch reactor at 350 °C, 5.0 MPa for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of guaiacol. Results have shown that Rhenium was gradually reduced and carburized upon increasing the temperature. From 650 °C, a RexC phase was obtained and transformed into ReC at 700 °C. RexC was the most active phase obtained and maximum yield in benzene of 51% was reached at complete conversion. ReC phase showed to inhibit the hydrogenolysis of phenol into benzene.