Catalysis Today, Vol.301, 258-265, 2018
The effect of preparation conditions of Pd/C catalyst on its activity and selectivity in the aqueous-phase hydrogenation of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzoic acid
The effect of the nature of alkaline agent and pH value of hydrolysis of Pd(II) chloride complex into palladium polynuclear hydroxo complexes, as precursor of active component in Pd/C catalyst, on the dispersion of palladium particles supported on carbon material Sibunit was revealed. It was shown that an increase in the particle size of supported palladium enhances the specific catalytic activity in hydrogenation of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzoic acid and changes the direction of the transformation (increases the fraction of non-aromatic intermediate, cyclohexane-1,3,5-trione trioxime, in the products). The results obtained are essential for optimizing the particle size of supported palladium in selective hydrogenation of polyfunctional organic compounds. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.