|Title||Synergistic Interaction between Oxides of Copper and Iron for Production of Fatty Alcohols from Fatty Acids|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Kandel, K, Chaudhary, U, Nelson, NC, Slowing, II|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||acetaldehyde, acetic-acid, biorenewables, carboxylic-acids, catalysts, copper oxide, ethyl-acetate, Fatty acids, fatty alcohols, fischer-tropsch synthesis, iron, mesoporous silica, methyl-ester hydrogenation, Microalgae oil, oxide, Renewable resources, selective hydrogenation|
a physical mixture of both individually supported metal oxides. A strong interaction between both metal oxides is evident from dispersion, XRD, TPR, and acetic acid TPD measurements, which is likely responsible for the synergistic behavior of the catalyst. Copper oxide is reduced in situ to its metallic form and thereby activates hydrogen. It is proposed that hydrogen spills over to iron oxide where fatty acids bind and are selectively reduced to the alcohol.
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