We have investigated the optimisation of the catalytic parameters for the preparation of catalysts by the simple mixing and thermal treatment of a support and metal acetate precursors. We have studied the effect of metal ratio and metal loading to produce a catalyst which has the optimum activity for a variety of reactions including benzyl alcohol oxidation, glycerol oxidation and the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide. We have demonstrated the high activity of these catalyst's for a variety of substrates and performed XPS and XRD studies on the catalysts to help elucidate the origin of the catalysts improved activity.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Catalysis Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2013|