KD59 Selective Oxidation and Reduction of Glycerol over Supported Metal Catalysts in Liquid Water

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 1:30 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Robert J. Davis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


The oxidation of glycerol to glycerate was investigated over Au catalysts in alkaline water and the reduction of glycerol to propanediols was studied over supported metals (Pt, Ru, Pt-Re) in water.  These examples illustrate the importance of catalyst composition as well as solution environment on polyol reactions.


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