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Aerobic Oxidation of Glucose to Glucaric Acid under Alkaline-Free Conditions: Au-Based Bimetallic Catalysts and the Effect of Residues in a Hemicellulose Hydrolysate

Aerobic Oxidation of Glucose to Glucaric Acid under Alkaline-Free Conditions: Au-Based Bimetallic Catalysts and the Effect of Residues in a Hemicellulose Hydrolysate
Catherine Pinel, Modibo Mounguengui-Diallo, Elie Derrien, Michèle Besson, Philippe Marion, Noémie Perret
Au–Pt and Au–Pd bimetallic catalysts were prepared over various supports using different preparation methods and were compared in the base-free selective aerobic catalytic oxidation of glucose to glucaric acid. The method of preparation of the bimetallic catalysts, the support material for the Au–Pt bimetallic nanoparticles, and the metal molar ratios have a strong influence on the activity and the maximum yield of glucaric acid. The Au–Pt/ZrO2 catalyst with a molar ratio for Au/Pt = 1 provides a 50% yield of glucaric acid at complete conversion of glucose and gluconic acid at 100 °C, under 40 bar air, using a glucose/metal ratio of 80. The catalyst was stable upon sequential recycling in a batch reactor and in long-term use in a continuous reactor. The influence of possible residual impurities has been studied. Furan derivatives or lignin residues might be problematic for catalytic oxidation of glucose in hemicellulose hydrolysates.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01571

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01571

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