Metal-support effects in copper catalysts for the liquid phase hydrolysis of acrylonitrile

J. C. Lee*, D. L. Trimm, M. S. Wainwright, N. W. Cant

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Abstract

The influence of supports of copper catalysts produced by the ion-exchange technique on SiO2, Al2O3 and TiO2 has been studied for the hydrolysis of acrylonitrile to acrylamide. Cu/SiO2 has been found to be the best catalyst, deactivating less rapidly than Cu/Al2O3. Metal-support effects were observed in Cu/TiO2 catalysts, both for carbon monoxide adsorption and acrylonitrile hydrolysis. The best Cu/TiO2 catalyst was less active than Cu/SiO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Catalysis
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • acrylamide
  • acrylonitrile hydrolysis
  • catalyst preparation (ion-exchange)
  • copper/alumina
  • copper/silica
  • copper/titania
  • metal- support effect

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