Application of raney Ni and Pt/SiO2-ZrO2 catalysts for two-setp hydrogenation of difurfurylidene acetone to long-chain alkanes

Yuping Li, Xiaoming Huang, Tiejun Wang, Longlong Ma, Qing Zhang

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

28 Downloads (Pure)


Difurfurylidene acetone(F2A) was catalytic converted to long-chain hydrocarbons by a two-step hydrogenation process, low-T emperature hydrogenation over Raney Ni catalyst in a batch reactor, followed by hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) over 1wt.%Pt/SiO2-ZrO2 in a fixed-bed reactor. The results indicated that using methanol as solvent promoted hydrogenation of double bonds of F2A over Raney Ni due to its protonation effect. Selectivity of 1,5-di(tetrahydro-2- furanyl)-3-pentanol (II-c), the saturated alcohol form of the hydrogenated dimer, was 72.1% in the hydrogenated intermediate liquid(H-F2A). High carbon alkane yield of liquid alkanes(C8-C14) was 82.9%(mol) after the second-step HDO reaction over 1wt.%Pt/SiO2-ZrO2. Long operation showed the stability of 1wt.%Pt/SiO2-ZrO2 as HDO catalyst-deduced from the steady phase structures of the SiO2-ZrO2 support and Pt active centers during HDO reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2412-2415
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2014) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 30 May 20142 Jun 2014


  • 1wt.%Pt/SiO2-ZrO2
  • Difurfurylidene acetone
  • Long-chain hydrocarbons
  • Raney Ni
  • Two-step hydrogenation/HDO process

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Application of raney Ni and Pt/SiO<sub>2</sub>-ZrO<sub>2</sub> catalysts for two-setp hydrogenation of difurfurylidene acetone to long-chain alkanes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this