O-M-BRB-10 Improved Hydrothermal Stability of Mesoporous Oxides via Carbon Coating for Aqueous Phase Reactions

Monday, June 3, 2013: 2:30 PM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Hien Pham1, Amanda Anderson1, Robert Johnson2, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr2 and Abhaya K. Datye1, (1)University of New Mexico, USA, (2)Iowa State University, USA.
A simple and inexpensive approach to improve the hydrothermal stability of oxide supports, such as silica and alumina, in aqueous-phase reactions at elevated temperatures involves coating the surface of oxides with thin carbon films.  These carbon-coated oxides will be used for biorenewable processing such as dehydration, decarbonylation, and reforming.

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