Higher fatty alcohols were synthesized in high yield (>92%) by direct hydrogenation of fatty acids catalyzed by ReOx-Pd/SiO2. High catalytic performance of ReOx-Pd/SiO2 can be generated by the synergy between ReOx and Pd. Preferential adsorption of the carboxylic acid to alcohols prohibited the overreaction of alcohols to alkanes.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Catalysis Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Nov|
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