Catalysis Letters

, Volume 17, Issue 3–4, pp 263–272 | Cite as

Catalytic behavior of YBa2Cu3O7-x in the partial oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde

  • Yang Kook Sun
  • Wha Young Lee


The partial oxidation of ethanol to acetaldehyde was performed over YBa2Cu3O7-x in a flow reactor. The catalytic characteristics of YB2Cu3O7-x were compared with those of an individual oxide comprising the YBa2Cu3O7-x. The structural change of YBa2Cu3O7-x and the other catalysts after the reaction was measured by means of XRD and XPS, and it was found that the high oxidation state of copper in YBa2Cu3O7-x was responsible for the higher activity and the higher selectivity for acetaldehyde.


YBa2Cu3O7-x oxide superconductor partial oxidation of ethanol oxidation state of copper 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Kook Sun
    • 1
  • Wha Young Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSeoul National UniversityKwanak-ku, SeoulKorea

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