OB65 Alumina-Supported Catalysts in Aqueous Media: Structural Transformations and Surface Interactions

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 4:20 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Ryan Ravenelle, John R. Copeland and Carsten Sievers, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Aqueous phase conversion of biomass-derived oxygenates poses new challenges regarding the stability and surface reactivity of catalysts in water. The present contribution provides a detailed time-resolved picture of structural transformations of γ-alumina supports and their interactions with glycerol in an aqueous environment.

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