The selective hydrogenation of furfuryl alcohol into 2-methylfuran was investigated at room temperature using palladium supported catalysts. We have shown that Pd-TiO2 catalysts can be very effective for the synthesis of 2-methylfuran at room temperature and low pressure of hydrogen (1-3 bar). The effect of various reaction conditions (pressure, catalyst amount, and solvent) was studied.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Catalysis Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|