Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 53, Issue 7, pp 517–522

The Promotion Effect of Cr on Copper Catalyst in Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to Propylene Glycol

  • Nam Dong Kim
  • Seogil Oh
  • Ji Bong Joo
  • Kwang Seop Jung
  • Jongheop Yi
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-010-9480-1

Cite this article as:
Kim, N.D., Oh, S., Joo, J.B. et al. Top Catal (2010) 53: 517. doi:10.1007/s11244-010-9480-1

Abstract

Binary Cu/Cr catalysts, containing various molar ratios of copper to chromium, were synthesized and their catalytic activities were examined for the hydrogenolysis of glycerol to propylene glycol. When catalyst containing Cu and Cr ratio of 1:2, it was mainly composed of CuCr2O4 phase. And it was found to have the highest catalytic activity in this reaction, due to its favorable reduction properties.

Keywords

HydrogenolysisCopper catalystPromotion effectGlycerolPropylene glycol

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nam Dong Kim
    • 1
  • Seogil Oh
    • 1
  • Ji Bong Joo
    • 1
  • Kwang Seop Jung
    • 2
  • Jongheop Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Chemical ProcessesSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.GS Caltex CorporationDaejeonRepublic of Korea