OB63 Aqueous-Phase Hydrogenation of Acetic Acid on Monometallic Catalysts A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 3:40 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Hakan Olcay1, Lijun Xu2, Ye Xu2 and George W. Huber3, (1)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, (2)Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (3)Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Aqueous-phase hydrogenation of acetic acid on several monometallic catalysts have been performed experimentally, revealing systematic trends in activity and selectivity for ethanol which are interpreted by DFT calculations to reveal the importance of metals’ intrinsic reactivity and the reaction conditions, providing insights for developing efficient catalysts for biomass feedstock processing.

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