Cooperative catalysis for the direct hydrodeoxygenation of vegetable oils into diesel-range alkanes over Pd/NbOPO4

Qineng Xia, Xiaojing Zhuang, Molly Meng Jung Li, Yung Kang Peng, Guoliang Liu, Tai Sing Wu, Yun Liang Soo, Xue Qing Gong, Yanqin Wang, Shik Chi Edman Tsang

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Near quantitative carbon yields of diesel-range alkanes were achieved from the hydrodeoxygenation of triglycerides over Pd/NbOPO4 under mild conditions with no catalyst deactivation: catalyst characterization and theoretical calculations suggest that the high hydrodeoxygenation activity originated from the synergistic effect of Pd and strong Lewis acidity on the unique structure of NbOPO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5160-5163
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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