Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 2043-2051

Hydrogenation of maleic acid on nickel-magnesium oxide mixed catalysts and the isotope effect of solvent

Rostislav Kudláček and Jana Rexová

Faculty of Physical and Nuclear Engineering, Czech Technical University, 115 19 Prague 1


The activity of nickel-magnesium oxide mixed catalyst in liquid phase hydrogenation was investigated in dependence on the composition of the solid phase and on the preparation procedure. The isotope effect of substitution of light water by heavy water, the kinetic dependences, and the sorbed amount of the reacting maleic acid were examined with a view to deducing the reaction mechanism.