BLANCO, E., DONGIL, A.B., GARCÍA-FIERRO, J.L., ESCALONA, N.:
Applied Catalysis A: General; Volume 599, 5 June 2020, 117600.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117600

Abstract

Rhenium supported over activated carbon (AC) was carburized under different temperatures (from 500 to 700 °C) under a mixture of H2/C2H4 (75/25). Resulting catalysts were characterized by N2-sorption, CO chemisorption, temperature programed reduction (TPR), ammonia temperature programed desorption (TPD-NH3), STEM, and XPS and catalytic properties were measured in a batch reactor at 350 °C, 5.0 MPa for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of guaiacol. Results have shown that Rhenium was gradually reduced and carburized upon increasing the temperature. From 650 °C, a RexC phase was obtained and transformed into ReC at 700 °C. RexC was the most active phase obtained and maximum yield in benzene of 51% was reached at complete conversion. ReC phase showed to inhibit the hydrogenolysis of phenol into benzene.

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