Authors: Jimenez-Gomez, CP; Cecilia, JA; Franco-Duro, FI; Pozo, M; Moreno-Tost, R; Maireles-Torres, P

Mol. Catal.. vol: 455. page: 2468-8231.
Date: AUG. 2018.
Doi: 10.1016/j.mcat.2018.06.001.

Kerolite/Mg-smectite mixed layer was used as inexpensive material to support metallic copper, with metal loadings (5-30 wt.%). These catalysts are active in gas-phase furfural hydrogenation, maintaining conversion values higher than 80 mol%, at 210 degrees C, after 5 h of time-on-stream, with high copper loading (15-30 wt.% Cu) catalysts, being furfuryl alcohol and 2-methylfuran the only detected products. The incorporation of Ce and Zn as promoters causes a decrease in the furfural conversion, although catalysts become much more selective toward furfuryl alcohol, reaching a maximum furfuryl alcohol yield above 80%, at 190 degrees C, after 5 h of TOS, after CeO2 addition..