Preparation and properties of bimetallic Ru-Sn sol-gel catalysts: Influence of catalyst reduction

J. Hajek, N. Kumar, H. Karhu, L. Cerveny, J. Vayrynen, T. Salmi, D. Yu Murzin*

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Abstract

Ru-Sn/SiO2 catalysts were prepared by the sol-gel method. The influence of the reduction procedure and modification with sodium was investigated. The properties of the chemically reduced catalysts were compared to non-reduced and sodium-modified catalysts. The influence of Ru/Sn metals ratio was also studied. Physical characterization and liquid-phase hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde demonstrated the high importance of the chemical reduction in the preparation of tested sol-gel catalysts. The highest selectivity to cinnamylalcohol was achieved on catalysts of 5%Ru-2.5%Sn/SiO2 type (70%). Sodium modification of catalysts decreased the formation of acid catalysed side products and increased the yield of saturated aldehyde. The hydrogenation properties were dependent on Ru/Sn ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-765
Number of pages9
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume143
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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