Production of renewable aromatic compounds by catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass with bifunctional Ga/ZSM-5 catalysts

Yu Ting Cheng, Jungho Jae, Jian Shi, Wei Fan, George W. Huber

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Abstract

Burn, baby, burn! A new bifunctional catalyst (Ga/ZSM-5) displays increased selectivity for the production of aromatic compounds during the catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass. With this Ga-promoted ZSM-5 catalyst, olefins such as ethylene and propylene, which are produced as intermediates, are more efficiently converted into aromatic compounds, especially benzene. Ga/ZSM-5 also promotes decarbonylation and olefin-aromatization reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1390
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2012

Keywords

  • arenes
  • biomass
  • catalytic fast pyrolysis
  • fuels
  • zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)

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