Catalysis Letters

, Volume 130, Issue 3–4, pp 604–607 | Cite as

Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide from Hydrogen and Oxygen Over Palladium Catalysts Supported on SO3H-Functionalized SiO2 and TiO2

  • Sunyoung Park
  • Ji Chul Jung
  • Jeong Gil Seo
  • Tae Jin Kim
  • Young-Min Chung
  • Seung-Hoon Oh
  • In Kyu Song


Palladium catalysts supported on SO3H-functionalized SiO2 and TiO2 (denoted as Pd/SO3H-SiO2 and Pd/SO3H-TiO2) were applied to the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen. For comparison, palladium catalysts supported on bare SiO2 and TiO2 (denoted as Pd/SiO2 and Pd/TiO2) were also employed to the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen. Selectivity and yield for hydrogen peroxide over Pd/SO3H-SiO2 and Pd/SO3H-TiO2 catalysts were higher than those over Pd/SiO2 and Pd/TiO2 catalysts. SO3H-functionalized SiO2 and TiO2 supports efficiently served as an alternate acid source in the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen.


Hydrogen peroxide Hydrogen Oxygen SO3H-functionalized metal oxide Palladium catalyst 



The authors wish to acknowledge supports from Ministry of Knowledge Economy and SK Energy Corporation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunyoung Park
    • 1
  • Ji Chul Jung
    • 1
  • Jeong Gil Seo
    • 1
  • Tae Jin Kim
    • 2
  • Young-Min Chung
    • 2
  • Seung-Hoon Oh
    • 2
  • In Kyu Song
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Chemical ProcessesSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.SK Energy CorporationDaejeonSouth Korea

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