Fundamentals of Catalysis I

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 1:30 PM-3:10 PM
Segell (Galt House Hotel)
Eduardo E. Wolf, University of Notre Dame, USA and Michael S. Wong, Rice University, USA.
1:30 PM
Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Mechanism of Propane Ammoxidation over Mo-V-Te-Nb-O M1 Catalyst
Junjun Yu1, Ye Xu2 and Vadim V. Guliants1, (1)University of Cincinnati, USA, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
1:50 PM
The Guerbet Reaction of Ethanol to Butanol on Solid Oxide Catalysts
Robert J. Davis, Joseph T. Kozlowski, Theodore W. Birky and Sabra Hanspal, University of Virginia, USA.
2:10 PM
Acid Strength, Solvation, and Site Proximity Effects in Alkane Isomerization on Brønsted Solid Acids
William Knaeble, Robert T. Carr and Enrique Iglesia, University of California Berkeley, USA.
2:30 PM
Characterization of Zeolites via Isomerization and Disproportionation of 1,3-Dimethylbenzene, 1,3-Diethylbenzene and 1,3-Diisopropylbenzene as Catalytic Test Reactions
C.Y. Chen1,2, Ricardo Bermejo-Deval3, Stacey I. Zones4, Saleh Elomari2 and Dan Xie2, (1)University of California at Davis, USA, (2)Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA, (3)California Institute of Technology, USA, (4)University of California Berkeley, USA.
2:50 PM