P-W-BRC-119 Effect of Cu Addition to Ru Catalysts for Glycerol Hydrogenolysis

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Fabio B. Passos, André Soares, Joyce Salazar and Fernanda Vasconcelos, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil.
Glycerol hydrogenolyis is an interesting alternative for improving biodiesel process sustainability. Ruthenium catalysts are active for glycerol hydrogenolysis and can be selective for hydrocarbons and other degradation products. In this work, the addition of copper improved the 1,2 propanediol selectivity of ruthenium catalysts for the glycerol hydrogenolysis.

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