Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 222-230

The use of catalyzed decomposition of cupric formate for study of properties of palladium catalysts

Libor Červený, Antonín Marhoul, Karel Červinka and Vlastimil Růžička

Department of Organic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


The decomposition of cupric formate induced by palladium catalysts has been studied in aqueous solution. Effects of the carrier and the proper active component on the cupric formate concentration decrease have been separated. Kinetic data of the decomposition reaction have been obtained, and processes affecting the decomposition have been followed. The decomposition rates found with the use of various catalysts enabled to test the effects of preparation methods of palladium catalysts on their activity. The values found agree with hydrogenation activity of the catalysts.