Kinetics and mechanism of hydrogenation of furfural on Cu / SiO 2 catalysts

The hydrogenation/hydrodeoxygenation of furfural was studied on a Cu/SiO2 catalyst at 230–290 C. Detailed kinetics, density function (DFT) calculations, and spectroscopic studies were combined to investigate this reaction. A Langmuir–Hinshelwood model was found to fit the kinetic data well and provided the parameters of physical significance. The heat of… CONTINUE READING