Tunability of catalytic properties of Pd-based catalysts by rational control of strong metal and support interaction (SMSI) for selective hydrogenolyic C-C and C-O bond cleavage of ethylene glycol units in biomass molecules

Fenglin Liao, Tsz Woon Benedict Lo, Jin Qu, Anna Kroner, Andrew Dent, S. C.Edman Tsang

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It is shown that the catalytic properties of Pd can be fine-tuned by rationally varying the metal-support interaction through the formation of bimetallic nanoparticles with a support after hydrogen reduction; in the hydrogenolysis of a -CHOHCHOH- vicinal diol unit, the ability to break the C-C bond over the C-O bond is found to increase significantly with the decrease in d-band filling, while the ability to break the C-O bond is enhanced by the upshift of the d-band center of modified Pd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3491-3495
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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