Catalysis Letters, Vol.150, No.1, 178-184, 2020
Highly Selective Hydrogenation of Furfural to Furan-2-ylmethanol over Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks-67-Templated Magnetic Cu-Co/C
Highly selective hydrogenation of furfural to furan-2-ylmethanol (FM) in isopropanol was achieved over a novel magnetic Cu-Co/C derived from zeolitic imidazolate frameworks prepared by galvanic replacement reaction. Furfural conversion and FM selectivity (FMS) are 100% and 97.2%, respectively, at 200 degrees C. FMS was held around 95% after 5-times recycle of the Cu-Co/C. In addition, cinnamaldehyde was completely converted with 96.8% of phenylpropanol selectivity over the Cu-Co/C at 150 degrees C. [GRAPHICS] .