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Hydrodeoxygenation of lignin associated phenolic monomers in polar natural electrolyte through electrocatalysis in a stirred slurry catalytic reactor

Electrocatalytic hydrodeoxygenation of lignin mannequin compounds (cerulignol, creosol, guaiacol, and phenol) has been carried out beneath delicate situations (1 atm, 25–60 oC) utilizing a stirred slurry cathode catalytic reactor and a three-component electrolyte system: aqueous acid – polar natural solvent – salt. Totally saturated and deoxygenated merchandise, equivalent to propylcyclohexane, had been obtained with excessive selectivity (as much as 40%) and conversion (as much as 90%) after 4 h of response time. A twin catalytic operate for hydrogenation and dehydration is offered by the dispersed steel catalyst (Pt/C) and acidic protons from the electrolyte, respectively. The polar natural solvent (e.g., isopropanol) facilitates substrate solubilization and impacts proton stabilization resulting in the improved dehydration impact. Moreover, the presence of salt (e.g., KCl or NaCl) within the electrolyte improved the conversion, Faradaic effectivity, and carbon steadiness, probably because of the promoted stabilization of the reactive intermediates. This examine reveals that the formation of full hydrodeoxygenation merchandise (i.e., cyclic hydrocarbon) might be achieved through electrocatalysis of phenolics beneath a lot decrease temperatures and pressures than these in conventional thermal catalysis within the absence of exterior hydrogen gasoline and with out catalyst coking, Thereby this examine opens new alternatives for chemical and gas electrosynthesis utilizing biomass-derived renewable feedstock.



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