Catalysis Letters

, Volume 107, Issue 1–2, pp 5–11

A Novel Synthesis Route of Butyric Acid from Hydrogenation of Maleic Anhydride over Pd/TiO2 Catalysts

  • Jian Xu
  • Kunpeng Sun
  • Li Zhang
  • Yunlai Ren
  • Xianlun Xu

A highly efficient Pd/TiO2 catalyst for the liquid phase hydrogenation of maleic anhydride has been prepared by sol–gel method, and super critical fluid of ethanol drying (SCFE) was applied. The catalyst exhibited excellent activity and high yield to butyric acid. The structural properties of TiO2 supported Pd catalyst were investigated by BET, TEM, XRD, XPS and TPR techniques with the aim of finding a correlation between the structure parameters and the catalytic activities.


maleic anhydride butyric acid hydrogenation Pd/TiO2 sol–gel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Xu
    • 1
  • Kunpeng Sun
    • 1
  • Li Zhang
    • 2
  • Yunlai Ren
    • 1
  • Xianlun Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis Slective Oxidation, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical physicsChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina
  2. 2.PetroChina Lanzhou Lubricating oil R&D InstituteLanzhouChina

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