Hydroxyapatite as a novel support for Ru in the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone

M. Sudhakar, M. Lakshmi Kantam, V. Swarna Jaya, R. Kishore, K. V. Ramanujachary, A. Venugopal

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Abstract

Metal catalysts (Ru, Pt, Pd, Ni) supported on hydroxyapatite (HAP) were examined for the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone. Among these Ru supported on HAP exhibited 99% yield of γ-valerolactone at 70 °C and 0.5 MPa H2 pressure. The Ru/HAP catalyst was characterized by various adsorption and spectroscopic techniques. The Ru/HAP catalyst was quite stable up to four recycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume50
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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