Enhanced Palladium (Pd) catalyst for hydrogenation and oxidation reactions

Palladium nanoparticle and polymer matrix catalyst that exhibits high substrate conversion and stability

Palladium metal catalyst invention

Pd catalysts are used in the hydrogenation and oxidation of many industrial products. For example, Linalool (LN), a fragrance and intermediate in the syntheses of Vitamins A, E and K, and D-Glucose, a food additive, are synthesized using a Pd catalyst. Pd nanoparticles are created showing different morphology, particle size, structure, and distribution by altering the hydrophobicity of original Pd compounds. These heterogeneous Pd nanoparticles show optimized placement in the polystyrene support matrix.

* High conversion rates for D-Glucose oxidation (97%) and degydrolinalool hydrogenation (99.5%)
* High stability (96% D-Glucose conversion after 10 consecutive runs)
* Increased recovery of Palladium
* Pd nanoparticles with different morphology, particle size, structure, and distribution * Low cost, $ 150-170/kg as initial estimate

Inventor(s): Lyudmila Bronstein, PhD

Type of Offer: Licensing

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