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Investigations into the conversion of ethanol into 1,3-butadiene

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In this paper we report the utility of a variety of silica impregnated bi- and trimetallic catalysts for the conversion of ethanol into 1,3-butadiene. The highest selectivity observed was 67%. The catalysts have been characterised via29Si solid-state NMR spectroscopy, TEM, XPS, pXRD and nitrogen adsorption studies. Different silica materials have been investigated as supports and there appears to be a relationship between the pore diameter and the selectivity to 1,3-butadiene. When the same metals were impregnated on non-acidic supports the conversion dramatically reduced.

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The article was received on 10 Dec 2010, accepted on 19 Jan 2011 and first published on 14 Feb 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00081G
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011,1, 267-272
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    Investigations into the conversion of ethanol into 1,3-butadiene

    M. D. Jones, C. G. Keir, C. D. Iulio, R. A. M. Robertson, C. V. Williams and D. C. Apperley, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 267
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00081G

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