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Title: Multifunctional catalysts for the one-step conversion of acetone to methyl isobutyl ketone
Author: Hetterley, Robert
ISNI:       0000 0001 3555 4298
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Three contrasting classes of solid acid-base materials have been impregnated with palladium to produce active multifunctional catalysts for the one-step conversion of acetone to methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), an industrially important solvent. The Pd supported heteropolyacid, Pd/Cs2.5Ho.5PWi204o (Pd/Cs2.5PW), known to possess Bronsted acid sites high in strength, was tested in both liquid phase and gas phase reaction conditions [1]. The Pd/Cs2.5PW catalysts with low Pd concentration proved to be significantly more active in the liquid phase with a Pd loading of 0.1 wt% proving to be sufficient to give acetone conversions of up to 55% at over 90% MIBK selectivity, achieved at a temperature range of 180-200 °C. 1.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.494079  DOI: Not available
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