, Volume 10, Issue 3-4, pp 215-223

The influence of a second metal component (Cu, Sn, Fe) on Pd/SiO2 activity in the hydrogenation of 2,4-dinitrotoluene

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Abstract

The catalytic activity of palladium in the hydrogenation of 2,4-dinitrotoluene is reduced by the addition of Cu or Sn. Upon addition of Fe, the activity increases. The formation of highly dispersed Pd-Fe bimetallic aggregates is suggested, where the Fe atoms, contiguous to Pd, act as promoters activating of the N=O bond.