Catalysis Today, Vol.303, 106-116, 2018
Hydrogenolysis of glycerol with in-situ produced H-2 by aqueous-phase reforming of glycerol using Pt-modified Ir-ReOx/SiO2 catalyst
We found that Pt-modified Ir-ReOx/SiO2 acted as an effective catalyst for aqueous phase reforming (APR) and selective C-O hydrogenolysis of glycerol without external hydrogen sources at low temperature of 463 K, and that 0.5 wt% loaded Ir-ReOx/SiO2 (Pt(0.5)-Ir-ReOx/SiO2) provided 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PrD) and acetol in high total yield of 53% at 81% conversion. The initial activity (TOFinitial) over Pt(0.5)-Ir-ReOx/SiO2 at 463 K was estimated to be 13 h(-1). Pt-Ir alloy and Ir-ReOx species in Pt-Ir-ReOx/SiO2 are main active species for APR and selective C-O hydrogenolysis, respectively, and the high yield can be achieved by balancing the APR and hydrogenolysis activities through the optimization of Pt and Ir-ReOx molar ratio.