Selective Hydrogenation Reactions

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Gold catalysts demonstrated high selectivity in hydrogenation of the multifunctional molecules. Selective hydrogenation of succinic anhydride (SAN) over gold catalysts was studied. Gold catalysts demonstrated higher activity and selectivity compared to other studied metals.


Hydrogenation Gold Succinic anhydride Gold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction EngineeringÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  2. 2.School of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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