Catalytic conversion of methanol/ethanol to isobutanol – a highly selective route to an advanced biofuel

Richard Wingad, Emilie J E Bergström, Matthew Everett, Katy Pellow, Duncan Wass

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Abstract

Catalysts based on ruthenium diphosphine complexes convert methanol/ethanol mixtures to the advanced biofuel isobutanol, with extremely high selectivity (>99%) at good (>75%) conversion via a Guerbet-type mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5202-5204
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number29
Early online date11 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

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