Citral hydrogenation over Pt loaded micro- and mesoporous supports : the interplay between steric limitations and acidity

O. Muraza, E.V. Rebrov, P. Mäki-Arvela, N. Kumar, M.H.J.M. Croon, de, D.Y. Murzin, J.C. Schouten

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Abstract

The effect of pore morphology and acidity on the selectivity in the hydrogenation of citral was investigated on a series of bifunctional catalysts: Pt-H-SAPO-5, Pt-H-Y zeolite, and Pt-H-MCM-41. The reaction was studied in a batch reactor at 70oC with 10 bar total pressure. The highest selectivity to the unsaturated alcohols of 57% was obtained on the Pt-H-SAPO-5 catalyst at a conversion of 46%. The interplay among a monodimensional pore channel of the H-SAPO-5 support, weak Br?nsted acidity of this silicoaluminophosphate, and large platinum nanoparticles contributed to a high selectivity. The corresponding turn over frequency was 0.036 s-1. Pt-H-MCM-41 showed the highest selectivity to menthol as by product, while Pt-H-Y zeolite demonstrated the highest dehydration rate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages8
JournalScience of Central Asia
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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