Transfer hydrogenation of methyl levulinate with methanol to gamma valerolactone over Cu-ZrO2: A sustainable approach to liquid fuels

Mark Douthwaite, Bin Zhang, Sarwat Iqbal, Peter J. Miedziak, Jonathan K. Bartley, David J. Willock, Graham J. Hutchings

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1 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Cu-ZrO2 is demonstrated to be a highly effective catalyst for the transfer hydrogenation of methyl levulinate to γ-valerolactone, using methanol as the hydrogen donor. The emergence of several new strategies for synthesising green methanol, underlines its potential as a sustainable hydrogen source for such transformations. Transfer hydrogenation of methyl levulinate over Cu-ZrO2 was determined to proceed through a two-step ‘hydrogen borrowing’ process. The first step involves methanol dehydrogenation (rate limiting) and the second, levulinate reduction. This proof-of-concept study demonstrates that methanol can be used effectively as a hydrogen source for such transformations when a suitable catalyst is employed.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygl106430
Nifer y tudalennau5
CyfnodolynCatalysis Communications
Cyfrol164
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar15 Chwef 2022
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2 Ebr 2022

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