OD66 Structure and Surface Acidity of Pt-Re Bimetallic Catalyst for Hydrothermal Conversion of Bio-Derived Polyols

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 4:40 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Liang Zhang, Ayman M. Karim, David L. King and Yong Wang, Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
Investigation of catalyst under hydrothermal conditions is critical to understanding the reaction mechanism and to develop a better catalyst for catalytic hydrothermal conversion of bioliquids. Our study reveals the structure and surface acidity of bimetallic catalyst when exposed to hydrothermal environment and its importance in tuning reaction pathways toward specific products.

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