Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis vol:175 pages:771-774
10th International Symposium on the Scientific Bases for the Preparation of Heterogeneous Catalysts location:Louvain la Neuve date:11-15 July 2010
High-Yield catalytic conversion of glycerol into 1,2-propanediol without using an external H2 supply is possible on Pt impregnated NaY zeolites, characterized by extra-zeolitic metal clusters combined with traces of Bronsted acidity. A comparison is made with NaY zeolite supported Pt catalysts prepared by a conventional ion-exchange procedure. Both materials were characterized using SEM, XRD and Co chemisorption.