Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 60, Issue 15–16, pp 1072–1081 | Cite as

Development of Silver Based Catalysts Promoted by Noble Metal M (M = Au, Pd or Pt) for Glycerol Oxidation in Liquid Phase

  • Soraya Zaid
  • Elżbieta Skrzyńska
  • Ahmed Addad
  • Shreya Nandi
  • Louise Jalowiecki-Duhamel
  • Jean-Sebastien Girardon
  • Mickaël CapronEmail author
  • Franck Dumeignil
Original Paper


The liquid-phase oxidation of glycerol was studied to obtain glycolic acid as a value-added molecule. The effect of metal addition to silver based catalyst was investigated under strong basic condition. The best catalytic performance was obtained over silver catalyst promoted with a small amount of platinum Ag95–Pt5/CeO2. Namely, the conversion close to 54% was reached after 5 h of reaction at 60 °C, with the selectivity to glycolic acid of 51%. Further increase in the amount of promotor (up to 50%) changed the reaction mechanism to product selectively the glyceric acid.

Graphical Abstract


glycerol oxidation silver based catalysts glycolic acid 



This work was performed, in partnership with the SAS PIVERT, within the frame of the French Institute for the Energy Transition (Institut pour la Transition Energétique (ITE) P.I.V.E.R.T. ( selected as an Investment for the Future (“Investissements d’Avenir”). This work was supported, as part of the Investments for the Future, by the French Government under the reference ANR-001-01.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soraya Zaid
    • 1
  • Elżbieta Skrzyńska
    • 2
  • Ahmed Addad
    • 3
  • Shreya Nandi
    • 1
  • Louise Jalowiecki-Duhamel
    • 1
  • Jean-Sebastien Girardon
    • 1
  • Mickaël Capron
    • 1
    Email author
  • Franck Dumeignil
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, ENSCL, University of Artois, UMR 8181 - UCCS - Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du SolideLilleFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemical Engineering and TechnologyCracow University of TechnologyCracowPoland
  3. 3.CNRS UMR 8207, Unité Matériaux et TransformationsUniversité de Lille 1 Sciences et TechnologiesVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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