P-We-137 Selective Hydrogenation of Acrolein on Supported Silver Catalysts: A Kinetics Study of Particle Size Effect

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Haojuan Wei, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Our work demonstrates a step forward in analysis of size effects and reaction pathway kinetics in hydrogenation of α, β–unsaturated aldehydes to unsaturated alcohols. Beyond, the application at hand, selective hydrogenation of C=O functionalities over C=C bonds is of potential importance to hydrodeoxygenation reactions in the upgrading of biomass derivatives.

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