Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2474-2479

Study of mechanism of oxidation of acrolein on a vanadium-molybdenum oxide catalyst

Galya Y. Popovaa, Georgii K. Boreskova, Tamara V. Andrushkevicha and Josef Tichýb

a Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Division of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 630 090 Novosibirsk, U.S.S.R.
b Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


The mechanism of the incorporation of oxygen into the products of acrolein oxidation has been studied by a microcatalytic pulse technique with vibrating catalyst bed. It was found that acrylic acid is formed as the product of partial oxidation by stepwise redox mechanism and that in addition to the catalyst oxygen, also oxygen from the gas phase participates in carbon dioxide formation.