Modification of iridium catalyst with rhenium oxide for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol

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Rhenium-oxide-modified supported iridium nanoparticles on silica catalyzes direct hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol in an aqueous media. The selectivity to 1,3-propanediol at an initial stage reaches 67%. The yield of 1,3-propanediol reaches 38% at 81% conversion of glycerol. The characterization of catalyst shows that oxidized Re clusters are formed on Ir metal particles. The synergy between Ir metal and ReOx clusters enables the catalytic activity.

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Amada, Y., Koso, S., Nakagawa, Y. et al. Modification of iridium catalyst with rhenium oxide for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1326, 506 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.973

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