Tunable catalytic properties of bi-functional mixed oxides in ethanol conversion to high value compounds

Academic Article


  • © 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V. A highly versatile ethanol conversion process to selectively generate high value compounds is presented here. By changing the reaction temperature, ethanol can be selectively converted to >C2 alcohols/oxygenates or phenolic compounds over hydrotalcite derived bi-functional MgO-Al2O3 catalyst via complex cascade mechanism. Reaction temperature plays a role in whether aldol condensation or the acetone formation is the path taken in changing the product composition. This article contains the catalytic activity comparison between the mono-functional and physical mixture counterpart to the hydrotalcite derived mixed oxides and the detailed discussion on the reaction mechanisms.
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  • Catalysis Today  Journal
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    Author List

  • Ramasamy KK; Gray M; Job H; Smith C; Wang Y
  • Start Page

  • 82
  • End Page

  • 87
  • Volume

  • 269