Ternary Ag/MgO-SiO2 Catalysts for the Conversion of Ethanol into Butadiene (pages 994–1008)
Wout Janssens, Dr. Ekaterina V. Makshina, Pieter Vanelderen, Dr. Filip De Clippel, Kristof Houthoofd, Stef Kerkhofs, Prof. Dr. Johan A. Martens, Prof. Dr. Pierre A. Jacobs and Prof. Dr. Bert F. Sels
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402894
Renewable route to butadiene: A silver-loaded MgO-SiO2 catalyst is active in the direct formation of butadiene from ethanol. Preparation steps have significant impact on internal organization of the final catalyst in terms of redox-acid/base properties. Based on extensive characterizations, a model is constructed to describe the catalytic activity of this system.