3 years ago

Synthesis of Diesel and Jet Fuel Range Alkanes with Furfural and Angelica Lactone

Synthesis of Diesel and Jet Fuel Range Alkanes with Furfural and Angelica Lactone
Guangyi Li, Yu Cong, Jilei Xu, Xiaodong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang, Ning Li, Tao Zhang, Aiqin Wang
A route was developed for the synthesis of diesel and jet fuel range C9 and C10 alkanes with furfural and angelica lactone, which can be obtained from hemicellulose and cellulose. It was found that angelica lactone is more reactive than levulinic acid or its other derivates in the aldol condensation with furfural. Among the investigated catalysts, Mn2O3 was found to be the most active and was very stable for the aldol condensation of furfural and angelica lactone. Over Mn2O3, a high carbon yield of C10 oxygenates (about 96%) can be achieved by the aldol condensation of furfural and angelica lactone under mild conditions (353 K, 4 h). By the hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation of the aldol condensation product over the Pd/C and Pd-FeOx/SiO2 catalysts, high carbon yields (∼96%) of C9 and C10 alkanes were obtained.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.7b01992

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01992

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