Catalysis Letters

, Volume 36, Issue 1–2, pp 31–36

Platinum particle size effect on the oxidative dehydrogenation of aqueous ethanol

  • J. A. A. vanden Tillaart
  • B. F. M. Kuster
  • G. B. Marin


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.


ethanol kinetics oxidation oxydehydrogenation platinum structure sensitivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. A. vanden Tillaart
    • 1
  • B. F. M. Kuster
    • 1
  • G. B. Marin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Chemische Technologie, Schutt Institute of CatalysisEindhoven University of TechnologyMB EindhovenThe Netherlands

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