Palladium‐copper catalysts supported upon silica, containing 2–6% (w/w) total metal, have been prepared by (i) precipitation and (ii) impregnation methods. The catalysts were employed for the hydrogenation of soyabean oil at 1 bar H2 pressure and at 160°C in a stirred batch reactor.
Temperature‐programmed reduction studies provided evidence of alloying of palladium and copper and metal surface area measurements exhibited evidence of a slight maximum in the metal surface area at around 90 at. % Pd con…
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