O-Tu-Fre-7 Kinetics and Mechanism of Acetic Acid Ketonization on Ru/TiO2

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 11:40 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Tu N Pham1, Dachuan Shi1, Tawan Sooknoi1,2, Steven Crossley1 and Daniel E. Resasco1, (1)University of Oklahoma, USA, (2)King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.
Ru/TiO2/C is a promising catalyst for ketonization of small acids from bio-oil both in the vapor and aqueous phases.  Ketonization stabilizes the bio-oil and produces important building blocks. In this contribution we have conducted detailed catalytic measurements to determine the kinetics expression and discuss the mechanism of this important reaction.

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