Conversion of cis- and trans-2-butene with Deuterium on a Pd/Fe3O4 model catalyst

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Brandt B, Ludwig W, Fischer JH, Libuda J, Zaera F, Schauermann S
Journal: Journal of Catalysis
Publication year: 2009
Volume: 265
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 191-198
ISSN: 0021-9517


Combining molecular beam (MB) techniques, reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS), and temperature-programmed desorption (TPD), we have investigated the adsorption and kinetics of conversion of cis- and trans-2-butene with deuterium on a well-defined model supported Pd catalyst. Particular emphasis was placed on the quantitative comparison of the reaction rates of the competing cis-trans isomerization and hydrogenation pathways between both steric isomers. It was observed that the reaction temperature critically affects the cis-trans selectivity of 2-butene in both reaction paths. At low-temperatures (195-210 K), cis-2-butene shows higher activity toward both hydrogenation and isomerization reactions han the trans isomer. At temperatures above 250 K, on the other hand. very similar reaction rates were found for both isomers. Remarkably, deposition of sub-monolayer amounts of strongly dehydrogenated carbonaceous species on the Pd particles results in a significant decrease of the cis-trans isomerization rate for trans-2-butene, but does not affect the rate of this pathway for the cis isomer. Additionally, under high-temperature conditions (250-260 K), co-deposited carbon was shown to assist the catalytic and sustained hydrogenation of both cis- and trans-2-butene, both at similar rates. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Libuda, Jörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Physikalische Chemie

External institutions with authors

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (FHI)
University of California, Riverside (UCR)

How to cite

Brandt, B., Ludwig, W., Fischer, J.-H., Libuda, J., Zaera, F., & Schauermann, S. (2009). Conversion of cis- and trans-2-butene with Deuterium on a Pd/Fe3O4 model catalyst. Journal of Catalysis, 265(2), 191-198.

Brandt, Bjoern, et al. "Conversion of cis- and trans-2-butene with Deuterium on a Pd/Fe3O4 model catalyst." Journal of Catalysis 265.2 (2009): 191-198.


Last updated on 2019-20-02 at 08:38