Three different bimetallic Ru:Ni catalysts supported on a mesoporous silica MCM-48 were prepared by consecutive wet impregnations, with a total metal loading of ca. 3 % (w·w-1). Ru:Ni ratios spanned in the range of 0.15 – 1.39 (w·w-1) and were compared with the corresponding monometallic Ni/MCM-48. The catalysts so prepared were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction, […]
Hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis was experimentally studied in three different reactors, namely the batch, semibatch and trickle bed reactors (TBR), using a new promising catalyst based on Pd/K2621. Excellent results were obtained from the experimental point of view, achieving high H2O2 selectivities, around 90% for a short contact time in the batch reactor, 60% in […]
The Special Issue “Perspectives in the H2O2 direct synthesis reaction process” edited by Dr. Pierdomenico Biasi and Dr. Juan García Serna just came out in Catalysis Today. Front cover is an art design by Dr. Irene Huerta Illera from her doctoral thesis. Specifically, this volume contains 5 mini-reviews and 15 original papers devoted to the […]
Nowadays, hexitols from the hydrogenation of biomass have achieved a good piece of attention because they are versatile compounds with a wide range of uses. In essence, the conversion of biomass into sugar alcohols with supported metal catalysts is a two-step reaction.