O-Tu-Fre-6 Catalytic Activity and Stability of Molybdenum Carbides in Aqueous Phase Hydrotreating of Acetic Acid

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 11:20 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Jae-Soon Choi1, Viviane Schwartz1, Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez2, Mark Crocker2, Samuel Lewis1, Harry Meyer1 and Karren More1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, (2)University of Kentucky, USA.
Molybdenum carbides showed excellent intrinsic activity in aqueous-phase hydrotreating of acetic acid in both fresh and hydrothermally aged states, outperforming a commercial ruthenium catalyst. Understanding the structural evolution of carbides under hot aqueous environments will provide insights necessary to design robust, active, and inexpensive catalysts for liquid-phase biomass conversion processes.

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