Highly selective oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane with supported molten chloride catalysts

C. A. Gärtner, A. C. Van Veen, J. A. Lercher

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Abstract

Ethene production is one of the most important transformations in chemical industry, given that C 2H 4serves as building block for many mass-market products. Besides conventional thermal processes like steam cracking of ethane, ethane can be produced selectively by catalytic processes. One of the classes of catalysts that have been reported in literature as active and highly selective for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane is that of supported molten chloride catalysts, containing an alkali chloride overlayer on a solid support. This work deals with fundamental aspects of the catalytic action in latter class of catalysts. Results from kinetic reaction studies are related to observations in detailed characterization and lead to a comprehensive mechanistic understanding. Of fundamental importance towards mechanistic insights is the oxygen storage capacitity of the catalysts that has been determined by transient step experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDGMK International Conference on Catalysis - Innovative Applications in Petrochemistry and Refining
Pages197-199
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
EventDGMK International Conference on Catalysis - Innovative Applications in Petrochemistry and Refining - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 4 Oct 20116 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameDGMK International Conference on Catalysis - Innovative Applications in Petrochemistry and Refining

Conference

ConferenceDGMK International Conference on Catalysis - Innovative Applications in Petrochemistry and Refining
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDresden
Period4/10/116/10/11

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