Fundamentals of Catalysis: Mechanisms and Elementary Steps III

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 10:20 AM-12:00 PM
Segell (Galt House Hotel)
Dionisios G. Vlachos, University of Delaware, USA and Philippe Sautet, University of Lyon and CNRS, ENS-Lyon, France.
10:20 AM
Oligomer/Polymerization of Furfuryl Alcohol: Reaction Mechanism and Thermodynamic Properties
Tae Jin Kim1,2, Rajeev S. Assary1, Hacksung Kim1, Christopher L. Marshall1, David Gosztola1, Larry A. Curtiss1 and Peter C. Stair3, (1)Argonne National Laboratory, USA, (2)SUNY at Stony Brook, USA, (3)Northwestern University, USA.
10:40 AM
Unraveling the Synergy between Gold Nanoparticles and Chromium-Hydrotalcites in the Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols
Peng Liu and Emiel J.M. Hensen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
11:00 AM
Neopentane Hydrogenolysis over Supported Pd and Pt Catalysts and Alloys: A Kinetics Study of Particle Size and Alloy Effects
David Childers1, Arindom Saha2, Neil M. Schweitzer3, Robert M. Rioux2, Jeffrey T. Miller3 and Randall J. Meyer1, (1)University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, (2)Pennsylvania State University, USA, (3)Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
11:20 AM
Intermediate Steps in Nitrate Reduction on Metal Catalysts: Insight from Theory and Experiment
Dorrell McCalman1, William F. Schneider1, Kathleen Kelley2, Danmeng Shuai2, John Shapley2 and Charles Werth2, (1)University of Notre Dame, USA, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
11:40 AM
Mechanistic Consequences of Composition in Selective Methanol Oxidation on Acid-Redox Bifunctional Polyoxometalate Clusters
Prashant Deshlahra, Robert T. Carr, Neelay Phadke and Enrique Iglesia, University of California Berkeley, USA.