P-M-Wil-22 Effect of Potassium Hydroxide on the Liquid Phase Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde Using Pd/C Catalysts

Monday, June 3, 2013
Willis (Galt House Hotel)
Lindsey A. Welch and Daniella Mendez, Cedar Crest College, USA.
Liquid phase hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde using supported Pd/C catalysts to understand the effect of potassium hydroxide on activity and selectivity.  Both catalysts were characterized with HR-XPS, LEISS, and SEM-EDS. Hydrocinnamaldehyde was the major product.  Treatment of the Pd/C catalyst with KOH reduced catalytic activity, but had no effect on selectivity. 

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