Pd/C-catalyzed reduction of NaHCO3 into CH3COOH with water as a hydrogen source

Heng Zhong, Hansong Yao, Jia Duo, Guodong Yao, Fangming Jin

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In this paper, a simple method of NaHCO3 reduction to CH3COOH in water with Al powder as a reductant on a commercially available Pd/C catalyst is described that producing CH3COOH with a good yield of 8% from NaHCO3 on a carbon basis at 300 °C under hydrothermal conditions. A high adsorption enthalpy of C1 intermediates on the Pd catalyst may act as an important role in the reduction of NaHCO3 into CH3COOH on Pd/C catalyst. This research provides a simple way to convert the CO2 into a C2 compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1


  • C-C bond formation
  • CO reduction
  • Global warming
  • Hydrothermal reactions
  • Pd/C catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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