Das, N N and Srivastava, S C (2002) Catalytic Characterization of Bi-functional Catalysts Derived from Pd--Mg--Al Layered Double Hydroxides. Bulletin of Material Science, 25 (4). pp. 283-289.
Hydrotalcite like precursors containing PdII–MgII–AlIII with varying molar ratios, (Pd + Mg)/Al » 3 and Mg/Pd » 750 to 35, were prepared by coprecipitation of metal nitrates at constant pH. Characterization of samples as synthesized and their calcined products by elemental analyses, powder XRD, TG–DTA, FT–IR spectroscopy, TPR and N2 physisorption indicated a well crystalline hydrotalcite like structure with incorporation of Pd2+ in the brucite layers. Thermal decomposition of hydrotalcite precursors at intermediate temperatures led to amorphous mixed oxides, Pd/MgAl(O), which on reduction yielded bi-functional catalyst, Pd°/MgAl(O). The resultant catalysts with acid, base and hydrogenating sites, were highly active and selective for one-step synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) from acetone and hydrogen. The results showed an optimal balance between acid-base and metallic sites were required to increase the selectivity of MIBK and stability of the catalysts.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Hydrotalcite; palladium; bifunctional catalyst; acetone conversion; MIBK|
|Divisions:||Corrosion and Surface Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Madhan M|
|Deposited On:||20 Sep 2009 00:44|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2011 14:44|
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