OD42 Identification of the structure and number of active sites for MeOH oxidation over bilayered VOx/ZrO2/SiO2 catalysts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 2:10 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
William C. Vining, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Jennifer Strunk, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA and Alexis T. Bell, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Significant enhancements in the rate of methanol oxidation to formaldehyde can be obtained from V grafted on high surface area silica containing a submonolayer coverage of Ti, Zr, and Ce. 51V NMR and UV-Visible spectroscopy can be used to quantify and determine the intrinsic activity of active sites.

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