O-W-Fre-5 Selective Oxidation of Methanol over VOx/TiO2 Catalyst: Non-activated or Activated Adsorption of Methanol on V Sites?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 11:00 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Weizhen Li1, Jun Liu1, Feng Gao1, Yan Li2, Charles H. F. Peden1 and Yong Wang1,2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, (2)Washington State University, USA.
The convolution of methanol adsorption on supported vanadate and support surface determined by FTIR and TPD inhibits a full understanding of the mechanism. A new mechanism involving activated methanol adsorption and sequent oxidation of the C-H bond on vanadate sites is proposed, which is consistent with catalyst structure and reactivity.

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