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Title: Catalytic oxidation of cellobiose over TiO2 supported gold-based bimetallic nanoparticles
Authors: Amaniampong, Prince Nana
Jia, Xinli
Wang, Bo
Borgna, Armando
Yang, Yanhui
Mushrif, Samir Hemant
Keywords: Catalyst activity
Bimetallic nanoparticles
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Amaniampong, P. N., Jia, X., Wang, B., Mushrif, S. H., Borgna, A., & Yang, Y. (2015). Catalytic oxidation of cellobiose over TiO2 supported gold-based bimetallic nanoparticles. Catalysis Science & Technology, 5(4), 2393-2405.
Series/Report no.: Catalysis Science & Technology
Abstract: A series of Au–M (M = Cu, Co, Ru and Pd) bimetallic catalysts were supported on TiO2via a deposition–precipitation (DP) method, using urea as a precipitating agent. The resulting catalysts were employed in the catalytic oxidation of cellobiose to gluconic acid and the properties of these catalysts were carefully examined using various characterization techniques. Cu–Au/TiO2 and Ru–Au/TiO2 catalysts demonstrated excellent catalytic activities in the oxidation of cellobiose to gluconic acid, though with contrasting reaction mechanisms. Complete conversion of cellobiose (100%) with a gluconic acid selectivity of 88.5% at 145 °C within 3 h was observed for reactions performed over Cu–Au/TiO2; whereas, a conversion of 98.3% with a gluconic acid selectivity of 86. 9% at 145 °C within 9 h was observed for reactions performed over Ru–Au/TiO2. A reaction pathway was proposed based on the distribution of reaction products and kinetic data. It is suggested that cellobiose is converted to cellobionic acid (4-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-D-gluconic acid) and then gluconic acid is formed through the cleavage of the β-1,4 glycosidic bond in cellobionic acid over Cu–Au/TiO2 catalysts. On the other hand, for reactions over the Ru–Au/TiO2 catalyst, glucose was observed as the reaction intermediate and gluconic acid was formed as a result of glucose oxidation. For reactions over Co–Au/TiO2 and Pd–Au/TiO2 catalysts, fructose was observed as the reaction intermediate, along with small amounts of glucose. Co and Pd remarkably promoted the successive retro-aldol condensation reactions of fructose to glycolic acid, instead of the selective oxidation to gluconic acid.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/82002
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/41053
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01566E
Rights: © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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