Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals

Sherine O. Obare, Rui Lin, Robert Y. Ofoli

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    Abstract

    Bimetallic nanoparticles have gained much interest due to their importance in advanced technological applications. The development of new organic ligands for nanoparticle stabilization has provided advantages toward obtaining well-defined bimetallic nanoparticles with controlled morphology. Electrochemical, spectroscopic and x-ray techniques, as well as electron microscopy were used to characterize the nanoparticles. These bimetallic nanoparticles have shown distinct reactivity relative to their monometallic counterparts for select hydrogenation reactions. We demonstrate the efficiency of the bimetallic nanoparticles as effective catalysts for conversion of organic acids and esters into commodity chemicals. We have studied the stability of the nanoparticles under aqueous phase reaction conditions and assessed the effectiveness of the catalysts in select biomass conversions. The functionalization of the metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles with molecular catalysts further allowed optimization of specific reactions with high selectivity. The presentation will demonstrate that metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles offer the robustness for repeated use, and ability to withstand restructuring in aqueous environments.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States

    Other

    Other242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
    CountryUnited States
    CityDenver, CO
    Period8/28/119/1/11

    Profile

    Myosins
    Nanoparticles
    Afferent Loop Syndrome
    Catalysts
    Alcuronium
    Panthera
    Biomass
    Parovarian Cyst
    Bibliography of Medicine
    Deoxyribonucleoproteins
    Fusobacterium
    Biological Therapy
    Organic acids
    Basement Membrane
    Electron microscopy
    Stabilization
    Nanostructured materials
    Hydrogenation
    Esters
    Ligands

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Obare, S. O., Lin, R., & Ofoli, R. Y. (2011). Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

    Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals. / Obare, Sherine O.; Lin, Rui; Ofoli, Robert Y.

    ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Obare, SO, Lin, R & Ofoli, RY 2011, Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, 28-1 September.
    Obare SO, Lin R, Ofoli RY. Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.

    Obare, Sherine O.; Lin, Rui; Ofoli, Robert Y. / Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biomass into commodity chemicals.

    ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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