OB33 Catalytic Deoxygenation of Caprylic Acid over PdAu/C

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 10:00 AM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Keyi Sun and H. Henry Lamb, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Selective catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids facilitates the conversion of lipid biomass to hydrocarbons for renewable liquid transportation fuels. Deoxygenation of caprylic acid over Pd/C requires hydrogen for catalyst stability. Alloying Pd with Au decreases catalytic activity suggesting that the decarboxylation reaction is structure sensitive.

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