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Towards the selective hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation of levoglucosenone using base metal heterogeneous catalysts modified by atomic layer deposition

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 260˙929 €
 EC max contribution 260˙929 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-15   to  2020-06-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) coordinator 260˙929.00


 Project objective

Catalytic technology has advanced markedly throughout the 20th century, refining the catalytic processes that provide us with fuels and base chemicals. Presently some important challenges in catalyst development are: a) Fine tuning of the catalysts on the atomic level therewith creating unprecedented control over the performance of catalysts b) The use of base metals, countering the increasing cost and scarcity of the group VIII metals c) Efficient and short conversion routes from biomass to industrial/commodity chemicals d) (In situ) micro- and nanoscale characterization combining advanced spectroscopic techniques with the state-of-the-art in microscopy. This project describes the potential of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to tune the selectivity of base metal nanoparticles while also stabilizing them. ALD applied to catalysts is an emerging field to which the group of Prof. Dumesic, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM), is taking a pioneering role. With the continued rise of biomass-derived molecules, the development of more efficient hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation methods is paramount. Levoglucosenone (LGE) is an emerging bio-derived building block obtainable in one step from cellulosic biomass. Examples to its potential are the prospected use of dihydrolevoglucosenone (LGO as hydrogenated LGE) as a solvent replacement for toxic N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and the possibility to convert LGE/LGO into 1,6-hexandiol, 1,2,6-hexantriol and caprolactone by hydrodeoxygenation (DuPont patents). ALD modified catalysts will be applied to the hydrodeoxygenation and hydrogenation of LGE and derivatives. Complementary to the first two years at UWM, the third year in the group of Prof. Weckhuysen, at Utrecht University, will add particular focus to the characterization of these ALD catalysts using advanced Raman (micro)-spectroscopic techniques. This will include in situ (micro)-spectroscopy monitoring the entire life cycle of the catalyst as the reaction progresses.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Mario De bruyn, Paolo Cuello-Penaloza, Melissa Cendejas, Ive Hermans, Jiayue He, Siddarth H. Krishna, David M. Lynn, James A. Dumesic, George W. Huber, Bert M. Weckhuysen
Hexane-1,2,5,6-tetrol as a Versatile and Biobased Building Block for the Synthesis of Sustainable (Chiral) Crystalline Mesoporous Polyboronates
published pages: 13430-13436, ISSN: 2168-0485, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02772
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7/15 2020-01-29
2019 Mario De bruyn, Canan Sener, Davi D. Petrolini, Daniel J. McClelland, Jiayue He, Madelyn R. Ball, Yifei Liu, Leandro Martins, James A. Dumesic, George W. Huber, Bert M. Weckhuysen
Catalytic hydrogenation of dihydrolevoglucosenone to levoglucosanol with a hydrotalcite/mixed oxide copper catalyst
published pages: 5000-5007, ISSN: 1463-9262, DOI: 10.1039/c9gc00564a
Green Chemistry 21/18 2020-01-29
2018 Siddarth H. Krishna, Kefeng Huang, Kevin J. Barnett, Jiayue He, Christos T. Maravelias, James A. Dumesic, George W. Huber, Mario De bruyn, Bert M. Weckhuysen
Oxygenated commodity chemicals from chemo-catalytic conversion of biomass derived heterocycles
published pages: 1910-1922, ISSN: 0001-1541, DOI: 10.1002/aic.16172
AIChE Journal 64/6 2020-01-29
2019 Siddarth H. Krishna, Ji Cao, Masazumi Tamura, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Mario De Bruyn, Graeme S. Jacobson, Bert M. Weckhuysen, James A. Dumesic, Keiichi Tomishige, George W. Huber
Synthesis of Hexane-Tetrols and -Triols with Fixed Hydroxyl Group Positions and Stereochemistry from Methyl Glycosides over Supported Metal Catalysts
published pages: , ISSN: 2168-0485, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04634
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020-01-29
2019 Mario De bruyn, Vitaliy L. Budarin, Antonio Misefari, Seishi Shimizu, Heather Fish, Martin Cockett, Andrew J. Hunt, Heike Hofstetter, Bert M. Weckhuysen, James H. Clark, Duncan J. Macquarrie
Geminal Diol of Dihydrolevoglucosenone as a Switchable Hydrotrope: A Continuum of Green Nanostructured Solvents
published pages: 7878-7883, ISSN: 2168-0485, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00470
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7/8 2020-01-29
2018 Siddarth H. Krishna, Mario De bruyn, Zachary R. Schmidt, Bert M. Weckhuysen, James A. Dumesic, George W. Huber
Catalytic production of hexane-1,2,5,6-tetrol from bio-renewable levoglucosanol in water: effect of metal and acid sites on (stereo)-selectivity
published pages: 4557-4565, ISSN: 1463-9262, DOI: 10.1039/c8gc02455c
Green Chemistry 20/19 2020-01-29

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