Modification of iridium catalyst with rhenium oxide for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol

Yasushi Amada, Shuichi Koso, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Rhenium-oxide-modified supported iridium nanoparticles on silica catalyzes direct hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol in an aqueous media. The selectivity to 1,3-propanediol at an initial stage reaches 67%. The yield of 1,3-propanediol reaches 38% at 81% conversion of glycerol. The characterization of catalyst shows that oxidized Re clusters are formed on Ir metal particles. The synergy between Ir metal and ReO x clusters enables the catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Fuels and Nanotechnology
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Apr 252011 Apr 29

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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