OD67 The Surface Chemistry of Polyols and Bifunctional Alcohols on Pd(111)

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 5:00 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Michael B. Griffin, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
The surface chemistry of ethylene glycol, 1,2-proapnediol, and various halohydrins has been studied on Pd(111) using TPD and HREELS.  These results provide insight into how molecular structure affects the reactivity of hydroxyl groups and serve as an important step toward the design of highly selective catalysts for biorefining applications.

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