The selective conversion of biomass-derived carvone in H2 was studied over (Al2O3, C and CeO2) supported Pd (mean size 2.8–3.0 nm), taking bulk Pd as benchmark. 100% carvacrol yield was achieved over Pd/Al2O3, Pd/C and bulk Pd at an inlet H2/carvone = 1/6, with appreciably higher rates for the supported catalysts. Carveol formation over Pd/CeO2 was attributed to single bondCdouble bond; length as m-dashO activation at surface oxygen vacancies (confirmed by O2 titration) generated during TPR. Carvotanacetone and carvomenthone formation were observed at H2/carvone > 1/6.
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- School of Engineering & Physical Sciences - Assistant Professor
- School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering - Assistant Professor
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