Several types of magnesium oxide (MgO) has been studied as catalyst for catalytic conversion of ethanol into butanol. The reactions have been conducted at 350 C in batch reactor. MgO catalysts have been characterized by XRD, CO-TPD, and N-physisorption. It was found that of the highest yield of butanol was obtained from MgO synthesized from precipitation method. The highest butanol yield was 2.4% at our experimental conditions. This was attributed to its surface area and basicity.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jan 2021|
|Event||6th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry, ISAC 2020 - Tangerang, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Nov 2020 → 20 Nov 2020