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Title: Hydrogen-Economic Synthesis of Gasoline-like Hydrocarbons by Catalytic Hydrodecarboxylation of the Biomass-derived Angelica Lactone Dimer
Authors: Chang, F.
Dutta, Saikat
Mascal, M.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: ChemCatChem, 2017, Vol.9, 14, pp.2622-2626
Abstract: The biomass-derived platform molecule levulinic acid is converted into the angelica lactone dimer (ALD) in high overall yield using simple inorganic catalysts. Hydrodecarboxylation of ALD using a Pd/?-Al2O3 catalyst under moderate hydrogen gas pressure at high temperatures generates branched C8 C9 hydrocarbons in nearly quantitative yield consuming as little as a single equivalent of external hydrogen. These molecules are high-octane drop-in equivalents of isoalkanes used in commercial gasoline. Catalytic hydrodecarboxylation is presented as a highly effective means to reduce hydrogen demand in biomass-to-biofuel conversion technologies. 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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