Deoxydehydration with Molecular Hydrogen over Ceria-Supported Rhenium Catalyst with Gold Promoter

Shuhei Tazawa, Nobuhiko Ota, Masazumi Tamura, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Kazu Okumura, Keiichi Tomishige

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Gold nanoparticle cocatalyst and ceria support catalyst enabled the use of H2 as a reductant for Re-catalyzed deoxydehydration (DODH), converting vicinal diols to olefins with higher activity than homogeneous Re catalysts using non-H2 reductants and with comparable selectivity. The suitable particle size (∼10 nm) of Au in ReOx-Au/CeO2 catalyst was especially effective for activating H2 while retaining the C=C bond in DODH products. Glycerol was converted to allyl alcohol in 91% yield, and the TON per Re atom reached 300. This system is applicable to other substrates such as erythritol (81% yield of 1,3-butadiene).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6393-6397
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 7


  • deoxydehydration
  • glycerol
  • gold
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • rhenium oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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