An investigation of the effect of carbon support on ruthenium/carbon catalysts for lactic acid and butanone hydrogenation

Daniel R. Jones, Sarwat Iqbal, Simon A. Kondrat, Giacomo M. Lari, Peter J. Miedziak, David J. Morgan, Stewart F. Parker, Graham J. Hutchings*

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Abstract

A series of ruthenium catalysts supported on two different carbons were tested for the hydrogenation of lactic acid to 1,2-propanediol and butanone to 2-butanol. The properties of the carbon supports were investigated by inelastic neutron scattering and correlated with the properties of the ruthenium deposited onto the carbons by wet impregnation or sol-immobilisation. It was noted that the rate of butanone hydrogenation was highly dependent on the carbon support, while no noticeable difference in rates was observed between different catalysts for the hydrogenation of lactic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17259-17264
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume18
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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