The Effect of Mesoporous Scale Defects on the Activity of Au/TS-1 for the Epoxidation of Propylene
Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
In an effort to examine the role of crystal morphology on activity, mesoporous scale defects were introduced into titanium silicalite-1 (TS-1) support materials through the addition of carbon pearls during the synthesis procedure. Catalysts prepared using these support materials were consistently active and stable, with a 0.33 wt% Au catalyst producing 132 gPO/h/kgcat at 200 °C, the highest propylene oxide (PO) rate thus reported, despite relatively high gold loadings and considerable contamination with octahedral titanium species. While activity is high per gram catalyst, activity per gram gold was still relatively low implying that a significant portion of gold deposited on the support surface may be inactive for epoxidation.
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Published in Catalysis Today, Volume 123, Issue 1-4, 2007, pages 50-58.
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Taylor, B., Lauterbach A.J., Delgass, N.W. (2007). The Effect of Mesoporous Scale Defects on the Activity of Au/TS-1 for the Epoxidation of Propylene. Catalysis Today, 123(1-4), 50-58.