Gas-Phase Oxidation of Aqueous Ethanol by Nanoparticle Vanadia/Anatase Catalysts

Betina Jørgensen, Steffen Buus Kristensen, Andreas Jonas Kunov-Kruse, Rasmus Fehrmann, Claus H. Christensen, Anders Riisager

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The gas-phase oxidation of aqueous ethanol with dioxygen has been examined with a new nanoparticle V2O5/TiO2 catalyst. Product selectivity could to a large extent be controlled by small alterations of reaction parameters, allowing production of acetaldehyde at a selectivity higher than 90%, near quantitative conversion at 175-200 A degrees C. Furthermore, a selectivity above 80% for acetic acid could be achieved at low gas hourly space velocity at temperatures as low as 165 A degrees C.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)253-257
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Nanoparticle V2O5/TiO2
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Gas-phase oxidation
  • Acetic acid
  • Bioethanol

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Jørgensen, B., Kristensen, S. B., Kunov-Kruse, A. J., Fehrmann, R., Christensen, C. H., & Riisager, A. (2009). Gas-Phase Oxidation of Aqueous Ethanol by Nanoparticle Vanadia/Anatase Catalysts. Topics in Catalysis, 52(3), 253-257.