By supporting the catalyst Mo16V6.37Nb2.05Ox on Degussa P25 titania, the catalyst selectivity
towards acetic acid improved.
Medlin, "Control of metal catalyst selectivity
through specific noncovalent molecular interactions," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
Its partner will help Novomer prove its technology and confirm that the lab-scale catalyst selectivity
of 99+% is achievable on a large scale, as well as demonstrate that the homogeneous catalyst can be effectively recycled.
Catalyst activity is usually independent of the nature of the support, and differences in catalyst selectivity
have been ascribed to differences in the morphology of the support .