Table 2: Effect of Pd loading on conversion and product distribution for the reaction of ethyl alcohol and steam over Pd/ I n 2 O 3 . a

Pd (wt.%)Conversion (%)Composition ( % ) b
H 2 CO C O 2 C H 4 C 2 H 4 C 3 H 6 C H 3 C H O C H 3 C O C H 3

079.221.7 4.159.1 0.6 6.2 8.3
0.277.853.0 5.310.821.1 9.8
1.093.759.912.1 2.3 5.120.6
5.097.862.112.3 0.9 2.921.8
10.099.960.114.2 0.1 1.923.7

a R e a c t i o n conditions: C 2 H 5 O H H 2 O N 2 = 0 . 5 2 9 7 . 5 (molar ratio), N 2 flow rate = 50 mL m i n 1 , reaction time = 10 h, reaction temperature = 573 K. b M o l a r percentage of products (water not included).