Conversion of glycerol to ethylene glycol over Pt-modified Ni catalyst

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Abstract

In glycerol hydrogenolysis, Ni/ γ-Al2O3 gave 1,2-propanediol mainly. In contrast, modification of the Ni/γ-Al 2O3 catalyst with a small amount of Pt promoted the conversion to ethylene glycol and CH4 by hydrocracking. This property is related to the formation of a Pt-Ni alloy surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-507
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 3
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry(all)

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