Catalytic conversion of ethanol to butanol over magnesium oxide catalysts

Stanley Austin Susanto, Rika Tri Yunarti, Robert Ronal Widjaya, Yati Maryati, Adid Adep Dwiatmoko, Fauzan Aulia, Nino Rinaldi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2021
Event6th International Symposium on Applied Chemistry, ISAC 2020 - Tangerang, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 202020 Nov 2020


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