Hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde over Pt-modified molecular sieve catalysts

J. Hájek*, N. Kumar, D. Francová, I. Paseka, P. Mäki-Arvela, T. Salmi, Dmitry Yu Murzin

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The catalytic properties of various Pt-modified molecular sieves were tested in liquid-phase hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde and compared to Pt/MgO and commercial Pt/C catalysts. The type of support considerably influenced the catalytic properties. The superior selectivity performance of microporous catalysts was confirmed; the highest selectivity to allyl alcohol of about 40% was obtained over the beta support whereas the mesoporous MCM-41-supported catalyst was unselective. The highest activity was obtained over the Pt/mordenite catalyst. In order to clarify the performance of catalysts, several characterization methods (XRD, XRF, FTIR, surface measurements) were employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1290-1295
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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