P-M-Wil-7 SpongeTM Metal Catalysts in Specialty Chemicals Production: The Perfect Combination for Selective Catalytic Reactions

Monday, June 3, 2013
Willis (Galt House Hotel)
Norman Marin-Astorga, Jason Ownby, Bruce Lacey and Steven McMahon, Johnson Matthey Inc., USA.
The hydrogenation of D-maltose to corresponding alcohol in aqueous solution was investigated on SpongeTM metal catalysts. The kinetic data showed that the hydrogenation step on the catalyst surface is rate determining. Catalysts exhibited 95% selectivity to D-maltitol, activity was nearly 45 mmolH2/gcat/h and the catalysts could be reused many times.

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