An attempt to improve Ag-based catalysts for allyl alcohol oxidative dehydrogenation to acrolein

Nguyen, T. T. N.; Huchede, M.; Blanco, E.; Morfin, F.; Rousset, J. L.; Massin, L.; Aouine, M.; Belliere-Baca, V.; Millet, J. M. M.


The oxidative dehydrogenation of allyl alcohol to acrolein over bulk alloyed and supported silver catalysts has been studied, with the aim of designing optimal Ag-based catalysts for this specific reaction. All of the tested catalysts were highly active and selective to acrolein at temperatures ranging between 340 and 380 degrees C. The results show that the alloying of Ag with Au or Cu leads to alloys with upper surface compositions comprising approximately between 35 and 65% silver. Although these elements improve the activity of Ag catalysts, they decrease their selectivity, leading to lower acrolein yields. Various different Ag catalyst supports were prepared (LaPO4, Carbon nanotubes CNT, TiO2, Al2O3 and SiO2) using the impregnation method, and subsequently tested.This study reveals that the catalyst with the best performance is Ag/SiO2 with a yield in acrolein of 87.2% at 360 degrees C. The results obtained with the tested catalysts are discussed, and the reasons of performance improvement or degradation caused by the presence of Au or Cu on the active silver sites, or by the presence of the supports, are raised.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000417008800019 Not found in local WOS DB
Volumen: 549
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Página de inicio: 170
Página final: 178


Notas: ISI