Switching Off Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogenation in the Direct Synthesis Process

@article{Edwards2009SwitchingOH,
  title={Switching Off Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogenation in the Direct Synthesis Process},
  author={Jennifer K. Edwards and Benjam{\'i}n Solsona and EZHILI. N and Albert Frederick Carley and Andrew A. Herzing and Christopher J. Kiely and Graham John Hutchings},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={1037 - 1041}
}
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an important disinfectant and bleach and is currently manufactured from an indirect process involving sequential hydrogenation/oxidation of anthaquinones. However, a direct process in which H2 and O2 are reacted would be preferable. Unfortunately, catalysts for the direct synthesis of H2O2 are also effective for its subsequent decomposition, and this has limited their development. We show that acid pretreatment of a carbon support for gold-palladium alloy catalysts… 
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