Biomass Conversion (III)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 3:40 PM-5:20 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Levi T. Thompson
Jan Hrbek and Harold H. Kung
3:40 PM
On the Nature of the Deactivation of Supported Palladium Nanoparticle Catalysts in the Decarboxylation of Fatty Acids
Eric W. Ping, Georgia Institute of Technology; John Pierson, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Robert Wallace, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jeffrey T. Miller, Argonne National Laboratory; Thomas F. Fuller, Georgia Institute of Technology; Christopher W. Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:00 PM
Mechanistic insights into acid-catalysis and the selective homologation of C1-species to isobutane and 2,2,3-trimethylbutane
Dante A. Simonetti, University of California at Berkeley; John H. Ahn, University of California at Berkeley; Enrique Iglesia, University of California Berkeley
4:20 PM
Design of Solid Acid Catalysts for Aqueous Phase Dehydration of Carbohydrates: The Role of Lewis and Brønsted Acid Sites
Ronen Weingarten, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Geoffrey A. Tompsett, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Wm. Curt Conner Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst; George W. Huber, University of Massachusetts
4:40 PM
Towards the molecular level understanding of reactions involve in the Biomass catalysis
Rajeev S. Assary, Argonne National Laboratory; Larry A. Curtiss, Argonne National Laboratory
5:00 PM
Acid-Functionalized Nanoparticles: Novel Catalysts for Hydrolysis
Keith Hohn, Kansas State University; Myles Ikenberry, Kansas State University; Leidy Pena, Kansas State University; Wang Donghai, Kansas State University