A comparative study of supported aqueous- and ethylene glycol-phase catalysts in stilbene hydrogenation: Influence of the different modes of dispersion of supported liquids
Supported liquid phase catalysts (SLPC) containing water-soluble Pd complexes were used for hydrogenation of stilbene in toluene. When water is loaded on a silica gel support, the catalytic activity of SLPC increases with the amount of the water. In contrast, when ethylene glycol (EG) is used as the supported liquid, the activity does not depend on the amount of EG loaded. These results can be explained by differences in the mode of dispersion of the supported liquids over the support.
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 314, Issue 1, 25 October 2006, Pages 89–93