Catalysis Letters

, 133:334

Liquid Phase Oxidation of Glycerol Using a Single Phase (Au–Pd) Alloy Supported on Activated Carbon: Effect of Reaction Conditions


  • Nikolaos Dimitratos
    • Dipartimento CIMA “L.Malatesta”Università di Milano
    • School of ChemistryCardiff University
  • Alberto Villa
    • Dipartimento CIMA “L.Malatesta”Università di Milano
    • Dipartimento CIMA “L.Malatesta”Università di Milano

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-009-0192-8

Cite this article as:
Dimitratos, N., Villa, A. & Prati, L. Catal Lett (2009) 133: 334. doi:10.1007/s10562-009-0192-8


The liquid phase oxidation of glycerol has been studied over gold–palladium nanoparticles supported on activated carbon and synthesized by using a one-protocol synthesis. The effect of pressure, catalyst amount and base has been examined by using an autoclave reactor with molecular oxygen as oxidant at mild conditions. By choosing the appropriate reaction conditions control of selectivity could be possible, whereas activity is strongly dependent on catalyst amount and concentration of base.


Liquid-phase oxidation of glycerolGoldPalladium

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