Direct Hydrogenolysis of Highly Concentrated Glycerol Solutions Over Supported Ru, Pd and Pt Catalyst Systems
The evaluation of supported precious metal catalysts, in combination with and without solid acids, for the hydrogenolysis of highly concentrated glycerol solutions, with the aim to produce lower alcohols, in particular 1-propanol was studied. GCMS analysis of the product mixtures obtained has shed some light on the possible mechanism leading to unwanted condensation products, as well as the composition of these compounds.
KeywordsSupported precious metal catalysts Solid acids Glycerol 1-propanol
Thanks are due to Johnson & Matthey UK for the preparation of the precious metal catalysts and Sasol Technology for the support to perform this study.