P-We-130 Propylene Epoxidation: Effect of Promoters and Butadiene Co-feed on Selectivity with Silver Catalysts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Apoorva Kulkarni1, Marco-Bedolla Panjota1, Mark A. Barteau2 and Raul F. Lobo1, (1)Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
A better picture of the mechanism for propylene epoxidation on silver and the effect of Cs promotion emerges from these experiments and shows that the reaction network that connects propylene with propylene oxide and other C3 oxygenated products can be explained in terms of reactions of surface oxametallacycle intermediates.

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