Catalysis Letters

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 157–160

Highly selective propene epoxidation with hydrogen/oxygen mixtures over titania-supported silver catalysts


  • Armin Lange de Oliveira
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
  • Anke Wolf
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
  • Ferdi Schüth
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016641708074

Cite this article as:
de Oliveira, A.L., Wolf, A. & Schüth, F. Catalysis Letters (2001) 73: 157. doi:10.1023/A:1016641708074


Silver supported on titania was found to be active for propene epoxidation using hydrogen/oxygen mixtures at 50 °C. The dependence of the activity on the preparative method is pronounced, i.e., only catalysts prepared by using deposition–precipitation exhibit activity. Optimum performance was found for 2 wt% Ag/TiO2 calcined at 400 °C. The propene epoxidation activity, the activity in the low-temperature CO oxidation, in propane oxidation and deactivation behavior of these silver catalysts strongly resemble the results obtained for the Au/TiO2 catalysts developed by Haruta.

propene oxidealkylene oxidesCO oxidationepoxidationsilvertitania

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