The origin of the particle-size-dependent selectivity in 1-butene isomerization and hydrogenation on Pd/Al2O3 catalysts

Alexander Genest, Joaquín Silvestre-Albero, Wen Qing Li, Notker Rösch, Günther Rupprechter

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Abstract

The selectivity of 1-butene hydrogenation/isomerization on Pd catalysts is known to be particle size dependent. Here we show that combining well-defined model catalysts, atmospheric pressure reaction kinetics, DFT calculations and microkinetic modeling enables to rationalize the particle size effect based on the abundance and the specific properties of the contributing surface facets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6098
JournalNature Communications
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

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