Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (3): 753-758.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201610002 Previous Articles     Next Articles



仝庆a,b, 高强a, 许波连a, 俞磊a,b,c, 范以宁a,b   

  1. a 介观化学教育部重点实验室 南京大学化学化工学院 南京 210093;
    b 南京大学扬州化学化工研究院 扬州 211400;
    c 扬州大学化学化工学院 扬州 225002
  • 收稿日期:2016-10-01 修回日期:2016-11-16 发布日期:2016-11-29
  • 通讯作者: 俞磊,;范以宁,;
  • 基金资助:


Pt/WO3/ZrO2-Catalyzed Selective Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to Produce 1,3-Propanediol

Tong Qinga,b, Gao Qianga, Xu Boliana, Yu Leia,b,c, Fan Yininga,b   

  1. a Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093;
    b Nanjing University-Yangzhou Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Institute, Yangzhou 211400;
    c School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002
  • Received:2016-10-01 Revised:2016-11-16 Published:2016-11-29
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201610002;
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the National Natural Science Fundation of China (No. 21202141), the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, and the Key Science & Technology Specific Projects of Yangzhou (No. YZ20122029).

Glycerol is an abundantly generated biomass and conversion of this compound into useful chemicals is of significant industrial value. Hydrogenolysis of glycerol produces a series of C-3 alcohols, such as 1-propanol, 2-propanol, 1,2-pro-panediol and 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO). Among these compounds, 1,3-PDO is an important organic intermediate to synthesize poly-trimethylene-terephthalate. Therefore, synthesis of 1,3-PDO through the selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol is a promising subject. Recently, during our investigations on the Pt/WO3/ZrO2-catalyzed glycerol hydrolysis, it was found that the acidity of the catalyst could be controlled by tungsten oxide content and the glycerol conversion was largely improved with high 1,3-PDO selectivity. The technology largely improved the synthetic efficiency and is of potential industrial application value.

Key words: glycerol, hydrogenolysis, catalysis, biomass, 1,3-propanediol