OB34 Hydrodeoxygenation Pathways and Selectivity Descriptors for the Conversion of Propanoic Acid to Alkanes over Pd(111) Catalysts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 10:20 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jianmin Lu and Andreas Heyden, Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
The reaction mechanism of the decarbonylation, decarboxylation and reductive deoxygenation of propionic acid has been investigated over Pd (111) catalysts to identify descriptors that point to catalytic materials with improved acid conversion activity and selectivity.

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