OF12 Microwave Driven Oxidation of Methanol over Nanoparticle Catalysts

Monday, June 6, 2011: 2:50 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 3 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Albert E. Stiegman, Mark Crosswhite, Marvin Flores, Jake Hunt, Kyle Serniak, Adrian Lita and Po-Kai Chen, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, DC
The rapid, low temperature and highly selective catalytic oxidation of aqueous methanol to formaldehyde, realizing the direct production of a low methanol formalin solution, was accomplished in a microwave driven reaction over two microwave absorbing catalysts: a magnetic spinel oxide and a silica supported silver nanoparticles catalyst.

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