Deactivation behavior of a TiO2-added Pd catalyst in acetylene hydrogenation

Woo Jae Kim, Jung Hwa Kang, In Young Ahn, Sang Heup Moon

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The deactivation behavior of a TiO2-added Pd catalyst, reduced at 773 K, for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene showed that the added TiO2 suppressed the formation of green oil and, consequently, improved the lifetime of the catalyst. The average number of carbon atoms per green oil molecule was smaller for the TiO2-added catalyst than for the Pd-only catalyst because multiply coordinated Pd sites were suppressed on the TiO2-added catalyst. The added TiO2 also retarded the sintering of Pd particles during catalyst regeneration, presumably due to the anchoring effect of TiO2, and suppressed green oil formation, even after the regeneration step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2004

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Brain Korea 21 project and the National Research Laboratory program of Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea.


  • Acetylene hydrogenation
  • Deactivation
  • Green oil
  • Pd
  • Sintering
  • TiO


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