The acid-base properties of a bulk silver catalyst and silver catalysts supported on various carriers for the partial oxidation of ethylene glycol were studied. A relationship between the catalytic activity and the concentration of surface acid sites in the catalysts was found. A mechanism was proposed for the participation of Lewis acid sites in the reaction of partial ethylene glycol oxidation to glyoxal.
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- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications