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Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol - a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel

Wingad, Richard L., Bergström, Emilie J. E., Everett, Matthew, Pellow, Katy J. and Wass, Duncan F. 2016. Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol - a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel. Chemical Communications 52 (29) , pp. 5202-5204. 10.1039/C6CC01599A

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Abstract

Catalysts based on ruthenium diphosphine complexes convert methanol/ethanol mixtures to the advanced biofuel isobutanol, with extremely high selectivity (>99%) at good (>75%) conversion via a Guerbet-type mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1359-7345
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 October 2018
Date of Acceptance: 11 March 2016
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2018 11:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/115953

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