Immobile silica fibre catalyst in liquid-phase hydrogenation

T. Salmi*, P. Mäki-Arvela, E. Toukoniitty, A. Kalantar Neyestanaki, L. E. Lindfors, R. Sjoholm, E. Laine

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A new knitted silica fibre catalyst was introduced to liquid-phase hydrogenation of organic compounds. The fibre catalyst combined the advantages of catalyst slurries and large catalyst particles: diffusional limitations are minimized and the catalyst is immobile. Nickel impregnated silica fibres were used in the hydrogenation of citral to citronellal and citronellol. The catalyst performance was competitive with a conventional crushed nickel catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2033-2038
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume130 C
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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