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Higher Acetone Conversion Obtained Over a TiO2–Pd Bifunctional Catalyst for Liquid-Phase Synthesis of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone: The Role of Al2O3 Support

  • Qianling Zhu
  • Hui Duan
  • Baining Lin
  • Yifan Zhu
  • Yingjie Hu
  • Yonghua ZhouEmail author
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Abstract

We reported a bifunctional catalyst TiO2/Al2O3 and Pd/Cor for one-pot liquid-phase synthesis of MIBK from acetone in this paper. The characterizations of FT-IR, Raman spectra, TEM, XPS, CO2-TPD, NH3-TPD, Py-IR and TGA spectra revealed that the TiO2/Al2O3 could possess more acid sites and especially Lewis acid sites due to the coexistence of TiO2 and Al2O3. So a higher acetone conversion 35–45% at 150 °C and 2.0 MPa pressure was achieved than ever reported for MIBK liquid-phase synthesis. In addition, the catalyst could keep active for at least 90 h on stream at 80–90% MIBK selectivity. The phenomenon of carbonaceous accumulation on TiO2/Al2O leaded to the deactivation of catalyst.

Graphic Abstract

Because of the coexistence of TiO2 and Al2O3. TiO2/Al2O3 could have more acid sites and especially Lewis acid sites. For liquid-phase synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone, bifunctional catalyst TiO2/Al2O3&Pd/Cor showed higher acetone conversion.

Keywords

Acetone Methyl isobutyl ketone TiO2/Al2O3 Lewis acid sites Carbonaceous accumulation 

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21676303), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Central South University (No. 2018zzts382).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no competing financial interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qianling Zhu
    • 2
  • Hui Duan
    • 1
  • Baining Lin
    • 1
  • Yifan Zhu
    • 1
  • Yingjie Hu
    • 1
  • Yonghua Zhou
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.Center for Molecular Medicine, Xiangya HospitalCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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