Platinum particle size effect on the oxidative dehydrogenation of aqueous ethanol
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- vanden Tillaart, J.A.A., Kuster, B.F.M. & Marin, G.B. Catal Lett (1996) 36: 31. doi:10.1007/BF00807202
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The effect of the platinum particle size was investigated for the catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of aqueous ethanol to ethanal at a temperature of 303 K, an ethanol concentration of 260 mol m−3, a partial oxygen pressure 60 kPa, a pH of 9, and an ethanal and ethanoate concentration of 20 mol m−3. A particle size effect on the turnover frequency was observed but only for particle sizes smaller than 2 nm. Hence, the reaction shows a limited structure sensitivity.