O-M-BRA-7 Catalytic Conversion of Bio-ethanol into 1,3-butadiene

Monday, June 3, 2013: 11:40 AM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Carlo Angelici, Bert M. Weckhuysen and Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Utrecht University, Netherlands.
A selective process for 1,3-butadiene synthesis from bio-ethanol requires bifunctional catalysts with the right balance of acidic, basic active sites. CuO-promoted SiO2-MgO catalysts prepared with different synthetic methods show greatly enhanced selectivity towards butadiene. Extensive catalyst characterization was performed to correlate influence of preparation method on structure and function.

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